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Nokia eyes Nigeria’s telecom sector, training fresh engineers to support industry 

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By Temi Olowu

In a strategic move to capitalise on Nigeria’s burgeoning telecom sector, Finnish telecom giant Nokia is poised to enter the market, with indications pointing towards significant opportunities.

The Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Aminu Maida, unveiled this development, highlighting Nokia’s engagement in training fresh engineers to bolster the nation’s telecom industry.

Maida, in a recent X platform post, disclosed that the revelation surfaced during discussions with Finnish Deputy Minister of International Trade, Jarno Syrjala, held at the NCC headquarters in Abuja.

The ongoing training initiatives by Nokia aim to equip engineers with the skills necessary to support Nigeria’s expanding telecom landscape.

As the largest telecom market on the continent, Nigeria presents an enticing prospect for Nokia.

Maida emphasised the country’s robust human resources, describing it as an auspicious marketplace ready for exploration.

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He underscored Finland’s global prominence in communications and noted the eagerness of Nokia to tap into Nigeria’s dynamic market.

During talks with the Finnish trade minister, Maida explored potential opportunities in Nigeria that Nokia could leverage.

He said the discussions encompassed areas of collaboration to enhance bandwidth penetration in the country.

Expressing satisfaction with Nokia’s proactive approach, Maida highlighted the telecom giant’s commitment not only to explore investment prospects in broadband infrastructure but also to actively engage in training initiatives.

The training endeavours align with Nigeria’s need for a skilled workforce to meet the demands of the ever-expanding telecom sector.

As Nokia positions itself for entry into Nigeria’s telecom market, the collaborative efforts in training and potential investment signify a strategic alliance that could shape the future of the country’s telecommunications landscape.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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