Leading ICT Company, MTN Nigeria has assured of its unwavering support to the country’s education sector through well-meaning initiatives and programmes.
The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mohammad Zia Siddiqui, who led senior management of the firm on a courtesy visit to the University of Port Harcourt recently, stressed that education remains the bedrock for sustainable growth and development for any nation.
Siddiqui who was received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ndowa Lale and other top management staff of the university, explained that the visit would afford the company the opportunity to interact with stakeholders of the university and seek out opportunities where the firm can provide support to the students and the university at large.
He said, “As a responsible corporate entity we are always actively seeking out ways to contribute our quota to the task of nation building and we have identified education as a key area for us to do that. The University of Port Harcourt has become a breeding ground for future leaders of this country and that is why we are excited to be here.”
Siddiqui also noted that apart from the MTN Foundation’s Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme that has students from UNIPORT as beneficiaries, the company would continue to make the lives of the students better and brighter through its innovative products and services.
In his remarks, Prof. Lale, while commending the firm for helping indigent students actualise their academic aspirations through their foundation, called on other corporate bodies to emulate the MTN in supporting educational institutions.
Immediately after the meeting with the VC, the MTN team had a robust youth focus forum with the students. The engagement ended with an exciting performance from the University’s alumna and Project Fame 9 winner, Okeimute, after which several gifts were presented to students.