The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is partnering the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Nigeria’s foremost International Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the area training .
The partnership was cemented when President DBI Prof. Mohammed Ajiya paid a courtesy visit to President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba at the Pascal Bafyau Labour House Abuja.
Ajiya commended the Wabba-led of the NLC for its efforts at improving the working conditions of Nigeria workers, and also ensuring their training to fit into the emerging world’s of work driven by ICT.
Specifically, the DBI applauded Waba’s leadership quality for placing Nigeria’s name at the global stage following his emergence as the Global President of International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), representing 200 million workers across the world with 332 national affiliates.
Represented by Head, Business Development and Client Services of the institute, Mrs Ngozi Nwoche, the DBI chief said the institute was established in 2004 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and charged with “building human capacity in the ICT/ Telecommunications sector,” after exponential growth within the sector created a shortage of suitably qualified and trained human resources.
On the capacity of DBI, he said the institute has capacity to train professionals and people from all sectors of the economy and at all cadres and levels.
He said the DBI has operational centers in Abuja, with campuses in Lagos and Kano, as well as two campuses in Enugu and Asaba where work was ongoing.
“In addition to DBI’s mandate to build capacity within the ICT sector, the Institute is also charged with building ICT capacity and digital literacy within all sectors in the nation. Today, DBI is the foremost government-affiliated training and human capacity development organization in ICT in Nigeria, training more than 14,000 participants every year.
“During the 8th Regular meeting of the National Council on Communication and Digital Economy NCCDE) held in Owerri from 27th November to 2nd December 2020, the Council approved that Digital Bridge Institute should be the de facto ICT Training Institute for all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
“Digital Bridge Institute offers IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, is fully accredited by the Centre for Management Development (CMD) and is a leading ICDL Accredited Training and Testing Centre in Nigeria,” he said.