Wake Sleeping Giant , NCC Board Chairman Tells Youth
By Pelumi Olaleye
Chairman, Board of NCC, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye has tasked every Nigerian youth to wake the sleeping giant in them.
According to him, not many of them know that they have the ability like that of computer founder, Mr Bill Gates in them.
Speaking at an aside to Gtech news during his book launch that coincided with his 85th birthday in Lagos recently, Durojaiye disclosed that there are lot of youths who are jobless because they do not know what they are capable of doing in terms of job creation and skills acquisition.
“There are so many Nigerian youths who are roaming the streets, graduates looking for jobs, not knowing that they have more than the kind of job they are looking for in them, waiting to be snapped out of its idleness. So many of them have the ability of Bill Gate, but they do not know.”
Durojaiye further stated that there would be an institution where Nigerians could participate in the coming global digitilization revolution.
“We have a plan. We are trying to introduce an institution, where they could write aptitude test irrespective of where they come from, as far as they are Nigerians. They are welcome to study the special programmes .
“Nigerians can participate effectively in the coming global digitilization revolution that is going on, Nigeria is part of the race, and it is only you, the youth that will do it and we are going to fish you out and encourage you and enable you to know it.
He further disclosed that his goal is not only to create job opportunities, but to place Nigeria in the world map among achievers
“My target is not only for creating employment, but putting us in the world map among the achievers in the telecommunications industry, a global digitization company”
Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta at the event said Durojaiye has brought in harmony between the board and the management.
“We work in harmony to ensure we drive the telecommunications sector in the right direction or growth as well as empowerment of Nigerians who daily subscribe to telecommunication services in order to make a living, ” Danbatta said.