The Nigerian government wants to accelerate the development of the country’s digital economy. To achieve this, the executive wants to focus on strengthening the technical capacities of young people.
The Nigerian federal government has signed a billion naira ($1.3 million) deal with telecommunications infrastructure company IHS Towers to build learning communities across the country. The partnership was unveiled on Monday, October 23, by Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation and the Digital Economy.
Under the terms of the agreement, IHS Towers will also pay the salaries of 37 learning community managers for each site over the next three years.
This partnership is part of the Federal Government’s “3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT)” program which aims to train 3 million Nigerians in technical skills over the next three years. Applications for the first phase of the project opened on October 13. It targets 30,000 people who will be trained to use technology to improve various areas, without having to create that technology.
These include digital marketing, project management software, navigating cloud platforms, data analysis and visualization, digital marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) , customer relationship management (CRM), accounting software, graphic design and UX/UI design…