The Nigerian government has launched an ambitious initiative to kit three million Nigerians with technical skills in four years to provide the required manpower for its digital economy and position the country as as a major exporter of high technical skills by 2027.The government has opened applications for the first phase of the ‘3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT)’ program.
According to the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun 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.
“We are now inviting applications from training organisations to train 30,000 tech talents across Nigeria over the next 3 months in this prototype phase in partnership with @NITDANigeria, as we design the most optimal way to deliver technical training to future cohorts.
“This is a unique opportunity to be part of a pioneer group of organisations and individuals in our National Digital Transformation journey and I’m looking forward to receiving your applications at this link here – https://3mtt.nitda.gov.ng
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