Nigeria’s ‘3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT)’ program, the ambitious initiative to train three million Nigerians with technical skills in four years has Lagos and Kano listed as the top two states from which the highest number of beneficiaries will be selected as applications opened nationwide.

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Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, revealed in the implementation plan that phase one of the program is targeting 30,000 trainees; 2,040 will be selected from Lagos followed by Kano State with 1,628 trainees as the second largest beneficiary. Rivers State takes the third spot with 1,450 beneficiaries.

All other states will have less than 1,000 trainees to make up the first 30,000 beneficiaries.

Others in the top ten include:

  • Oyo (1,327)
  • Delta (1,212)
  • Kaduna (1,155)
  • Ogun (1,043)
  • Imo (1,030)
  • Akwa Ibom (1,004).

According to Tijani, the initiative is “targeted at generating a pipeline of technical talent across Nigeria” in line with the Renewed Hope agenda of the current administration. 

He posted: “As part of our plans to train 3 million technical talent by 2027, I’m excited to launch the 3MTT programme https://3mtt.nitda.gov.ng, targeted at generating a pipeline of technical talent across Nigeria. The programme is a key part of the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy plans to achieve our objective of becoming a net exporter of talent and significantly grow our digital economy.

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