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Institute charges firms to embrace 5G network

By Collins Olayinka, Abuja
20 October 2021   |   2:02 am
The possibility of the 5G network to revolutionise business operations makes it imperative for business chief executives and human resource managers, the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge Institute...

Mohammed Ajiya

The possibility of the 5G network to revolutionise business operations makes it imperative for business chief executives and human resource managers, the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Prof.
Mohammed Ajiya has said.

Prof. Ajiya, who stated this during a breakfast meeting with Human Resources Managers and Training Executives, in Abuja, stressed the need for Nigerians to key into the digital transformation, declaring that the future is digital.

He added that with the emergence of COVID-19, a new normal, and a new way of doing things has also emerged through ICT and digital communications.

He pointed out that the DBI, created and fully owned by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), was established in 2004 to build the capacity in telecommunications, ICT and the new technology.

Prof. Ajiya explained that as an institution put in place to train and raise capacity, it was necessary to meet with the human resource managers and training executives across all the sectors of the economy to, “share what we thought the future should be, what the immediate needs will be and probably learn from you and we hope also that you take this to your organisations.”

The DBI chief stated that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the launch of 5G in the country, which offers unmitigated opportunities to the business community.

His words: “The 5G that we are talking about, the policy which has been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) recently, has already been launched in several countries. With the 5G, we are going to get so many things connected and the future is data. So, we thought as an institution placed to train people, to raise capacity we should share what we thought the future should be.

“The Digital Bridge Institute is a creation of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), so, the institute has been in existence since the year 2004 and it is hundred per cent owned by the NCC. The main purpose of establishing this institute is to build the capacity in telecommunications, ICT and new technology.”

Speaking on the importance of the meeting and ICT, Prof. Ajiya said: “We call it Human Resource Day because we invited heads of Human Resource to come and share with us and we share with them what we do and take you into what the future will be. We are now on the verge of what we call the Digital Revolution; some call it the Industrial Revolution. We are all aware that with the emergence of COVID-19, we now have what we call the new normal, working from home or from anywhere, and not necessarily in the office.”

“This is showing us a bit of what the future holds. The future is digital. In a few years to come, the way we work now will not be the way we are going to be working, they will be overtaken by the new way of doing things.”

Also speaking, the Chairman, Board of DBI, Olusegun Gbeleyi, a former Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, thanked the Human Resources managers for believing in DBI to be the trainer for their various institutions.

Gbeleyi assured them of DBI readiness to help them improve on their ICT knowledge with its world-class facilities and arrays of professional tutors.

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