Due to rising unemployment in Nigeria, Huawei Technologies has organised an Information Communications Technology, ICT Job Fair to help reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
The one day ICT Job Fair organised by Huawei Technologies in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital brought ICT industry players and talents together.
Huawei Talent Ecosystem Manager, Igwe Kenneth said, there are 280 job slots to be filled and that he hopes that job seekers who are here will be able to fill all the slots.
He said, “Those who are here to pick talents informed us that they have 280 slots to be filled and I hope that the number should be filled by these young Nigerians who have come out here today.”
Mr. Kenneth said this was the first time that Huawei is doing a job fair outside tech and campuses.
“This is the first time Huawei is organising a job outside campuses and tech, we have been organising job fair in campuses but we now decided to organise a job for both tech and non tech. Huawei is doing this to bridge the gap which existed between our graduates and the industry players. So at the moment, graduates are now certified with two certifications; academics and industry. Which makes them readily employable by the industry when they graduate.” He added
While informing Nigerian students about the ongoing registration for the 2022/2023 Huawei ICT competition, he said it is open to both technical and non-technical areas.
He added that there are over 1300 applications and over 1100 registered to be interviewed.
The General Manager Human Resource, ARRIVO, Ann Adewale, said they are at the job fair as partners of Huawei and what they are doing is to give back to society.
Adewale said there were openings in different areas and hope to engage as many as possible of the talents that will be available to them.
“We have quite some openings in our firm and hope to engage some of the interviewed persons depending of the quality and talent that is available here today. We have many projects at hand and others are in the pipeline. So we will need technical persons since we are an ICT based company.” We have so far interview 15-20 aspirants and we are expecting more before the end of the day. We are looking for programme managers, software engineers, cyber security, and site mangers because we provide ICT services for clients” She stated
The General Manager, SoftAlliance, Sulayman Falade, said successful candidates interviewed will be put through a trainee programme by the company.
According to Falade, “Our firm is purely indigenous and it provides software solutions to the federal government, some of its key institutions and some states. We deploy software solutions to the federal government and some of its institutions such Pencom, Amcon, NDIC. We also deployed oracle financials and Human Resources payment solutions to other states,” he said.