SAP Africa boosts local digital skills capacity, trains graduates
Speaking during its first graduation ceremony held in Lagos, SAP Skills for Africa said the training and certification is aimed at providing the public and private sector organisations with skills to drive digital transformation and growth in key economic sector across the continent.
At the occasion, the Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola, noted that technology is a key driver of efficiency in any successful organisation and SAP Africa’s resolve to be at the forefront of bridging the digital divide in Nigeria is commendable.
Calling on private sectors to drive sustainable digital skills development in the communities they operate, he said this effort would help build a better future for Nigerians in this digital age.
Popoola said SAP Skills for Africa offers great synergies with the State’s efforts to drive digital transformation and establish globally competitive research facilities for the promotion of innovation, research and development in science and ICT, as well as promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills development.
SAP Africa Managing Director for West Africa, Pedro Guerreiro urged stakeholders to collaborate to address the country’s digital skills divide.
Nigeria Content Industry Collaboration and Advocacy Manager, Shell Nigeria, Bolarinwa Onaolapo, said the entry of high-skilled local graduates will provide a powerful boost to the organisation’s local skills capacity.
The first-ever SAP Skills for Africa programme in Nigeria was supported by Shell Nigeria, Rufus Alexander Consulting Limited (A WYZE Group Company), Thamani Consulting, and Serve Consulting, while the 22 graduates are now Certified SAP Associate Consultants, ready to embark on their professional career journey with these organisations and beyond.
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