The city of Bichi, Kano state, came alive on Thursday August 19th when the graduation ceremony of the first beneficiaries of the 9mobile sponsored Bichi Emirates Digital Skill Program was held.
< p class = "align-left"> The 54 beneficiaries all received their certificate of completion in digital skills in a lighted event that was well attended by royal fathers, senior government officials and other influential dignitaries; Kano State Governor His Excellency Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar III CFR, the Emir of Bichi and Chief Visioner of the Program, His Highness Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero, the Dein of Agbor, His Royal Majesty, Keagborekuzi, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Danbatta and other outstanding personalities.
Prof. Umar Danbatta commended 9mobile for sponsoring the initiative, noting that the program is in line with key policy documents of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, including: the Nigeria National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategic 2010-2030 and the National Policy of Promotion of Indigenous Content in the Nigerian Telecommunication Sector (NPPIC) to promote a digital economy.
The Emir of Bichi and the Governor of Kano State thanked them for their part 9mobile for supporting the program and the population of the emirate and the state in general. They urged beneficiaries to use everything they learned to impact the lives of their families, communities, and the state.
reaffirming 9mobile’s commitment to empowerment of Youth Acting 9mobile Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Peschel stated that the 9mobile Bichi Emirate Digital Skills Program is one of its strategic efforts to contribute to Nigeria’s human capital development by bringing young people digital in line with the government’s digital agenda Skills offer transformation.
An enthusiastic 21-year-old Abubakar Ali Usman remarked on behalf of the beneficiaries that the training was a great trust factor. He said he believes that with the skills he and others have acquired, they can now compete advantageously on a much wider scale.