Nnamdi Nwokike, the NCC’s director of projects, was speaking while taking Henry Akpan, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Communications Technology, on a tour of the institute.
According to Nwokike, the institute is 90 per cent completed and will be fully equipped and ready for official commission within six weeks.
"The Lagos DBI will open for training in six weeks time and it will begin with the Federal Government Amnesty Programme, where people that were shortlisted for the amnesty programme will be trained at the institute,” Nwokike said.
He added the institute will award professional certificates to students at both lower- and mid-level categories. The centre would allow students to garner several professional skills in ICT.
Responding, Akpan described the institute as capable of creating economic wealth by creating employment opportunities for its students.
"The Lagos DBI, when completed, will create economic wealth, through gainful employment that will be created by beneficiaries of its training programmes," Akpan said.
“The DBI is designed to serve as focal point for human resource development and workforce capacity building, as well as research drive on matters relating to telecommunications in Nigeria and Africa.”