Dir PRS, Alh Abdumalik Halilu presents ICT Equipment to , Prof Jonah Akekere, Dep. VC Academics,Niger Delta University
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has donated ICT equipment to the Center of Excellence in Engineering hosted at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.
Alh Abdumalik Halilu, NCDMB, Director of Planning, Research, and Development, who represented Engr Wabote Simbi, Board’s Executive Secretary presented the ICT equipment to the institution during avisit to the NCDMB Center of Excellence in Engineering hosted at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, on Wednesday.
Alh. Halilu, during his remark said that the NCDMB Center of Excellence (COE) in Engineering at NDU – which is one of the Board’s 5 COEs – is designed to focus on, drilling engineering services, reservoir engineering, and refinery technology development.
Prof Jonah Akekere, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, responding on behalf of the Niger Delta University, commended the NCDMB for its long history of support for NDU.
According to him, the Board created an Econometrics Lab at NDU years ago that serves NDU and other institutions in the region.
EnergyDay gathered that the donation was made as part of the NCDMB’s efforts to promote digital literacy and capacity-building initiatives in Nigeria.
The Board had earlier, on Tuesday, commissioned and handed over another ICT Center to the Government Technical College, Ikot Uko-Ika, Ika LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
Elder Sunday Jonathan, Principal of the school, in his address commended the Board for the ICT Center and pledged that the school will make sure that the Centre is maintained and utilized for better services for the students.
Dr. Uduak Obot, Zonal Coordinator, Akwa Ibom/Cross River Zone, NCDMB, in his speech charged the staff and students to take advantage of the ICT centre and make optimal use of it. He enjoined the community to guard the facility as it is theirs to keep.
Madam Angela Okoro, General Manager, Corporate Communications/Zonal Coordination, NCDMB, in her remarks on behalf of the Executive Secretary, explained the workings of the Board and shared some Human Capital Development Initiatives of the Board.
She urged the staff and students of the school to use the ICT centre and protect it to serve the purpose for which it was built.
EnergyDay gathered that the ICT center comprises 30 Desktop computers, one desktop computer at the server unit, a 20kVA generator, 25 solar panels, two 20kVA inverters, 30 pieces of battery, 31 desks, 31 seats, 2 stools, 1 printer, 1 scanner, 3 ACs, 1 e-Board, a router and a dish for internet services.