Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Global Youth Awareness & Development Initiatives (GYADI), a non-governmental organisation, to host an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit that will empower youths in Enugu to succeed in their chosen career and business endeavours.
The ICT Summit, with the theme Refocusing Enugu Youth for Sustainable National Development with ICT, will hold on Friday, May 25th at the Golden Royal, Independence Layout, Enugu State. It is aimed at promoting youth empowerment, educational development and local support for developmental initiatives by individuals, groups, organizations and governmental authorities.
Speaking on Airtel’s sponsorship of the summit, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Deepak Srivastava said Airtel is committed to partnering with the government at all levels as well as notable organizations in creating solid platforms for the development of the Nigerian youth.
He noted that the summit was a clarion call heeded in good time given the current wave of ICT knowledge sweeping across the global community, just as he applauded the organisers for concerted efforts aimed at bridging the existing gap in ICT among the indigenes of the State.
He said, “Acquiring ICT knowledge cannot be an option anymore; it is as basic as the food we eat, the cloth we wear and the shelter over our head. The world now runs on ICT. This explains the need for and our interest in promoting ICT-focused knowledge.”
The Chief Operating Officer also stated that Airtel has recorded several milestones in the ICT domain, saying that the company is always in the forefront in delivering innovative products and services such as My Airtel My Offer (MAMO) which runs on a unique ICT platform.
Barely two weeks ago, Airtel Nigeria commissioned the largest data centre in Airtel Africa. The data centre has 20, 000 square feet of equipment space and is to boost seamless network and billing services to its customers.
It would also be recalled that in the first quarter of this year, Airtel Nigeria rolled out its pan-Nigeria 3. 75G data services across the 36 States of Federation plus the Federal Capital Territory. Airtel currently has the widest coverage and fastest speed of 3.75G network.
According to the organizers, the event will be attended by several dignitaries including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Governor of Enugu State Sullivan Chime; Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Gilbert Nnaji and top Airtel representatives among others.
source: press release