“Now let me ask, do you think there are no Mark Zukerbergs or Larry Pages or Sergey Brins in this country today? If you do not believe, I believe that there are budding young men and women who could be the next technopreneurs and innovators that can change the destiny of this country! Search for and build these young Nigerians within this country and among those resident in the Diaspora” – Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, Chairman, Board of NCC at the Inauguration of a 10-man Governing Board for the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) last Friday.
On that Governing Board, there are three(3) Engineers, two(2) lawyers (both specialised in corporate law and one of them a Professor); two(2) Professors of ICT; one (1) Accountant: and one(1) former Legislator.
The Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu in a keynote at the inauguration said “since its establishment by the NCC in 2004, Digital Bridge Institute has been in the frontline of training skilled manpower for the fast evolving telecommunications and information technology sector in Nigeria. The NCC should be commended for continuing to provide the needed support to the Institute over the years to ensure it sustains focus in its vision and mandate”.