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Business News of Tuesday, 7 November 2023


'Apply here' - Over 1m applications received as FG targets 3m Nigerians for tech talent scheme

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Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, has revealed that over 1 million applications have been received for its Three Million Technical Talent (3MTT) programme.

The Minister announced the development via his post on X (formerly Twitter) account on Monday, November 6, 2023.

According to Tijani, the next step for the applicants would be announced in the next 12 hours.

In the X post, Tijani put the total trainees at 1,001,457, total providers at 18, 644, and total partners at 1,407.

The 3MTT programme earlier reported that the minister announced N1 billion in funding for the programme to be provided by IHS Telecom.

Aside from the fund, there is also a commitment from IHS Telecom to pay the salaries of 37 dedicated learning community managers for each location for the next three years.

The training is expected to be held in three phases.

The first phase is expected to accommodate 30,000 people, while the second phase will admit 300,000, and the
three million will be completed in the third phase.

The programmes in the training process

Skills to learn include digital marketing, project management software, cloud platform navigation, data analysis and visualisation, digital marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO), CRM management, accounting software, graphics design, and UX/UI design.

Interested Nigerians can apply using this link Interested organisations that want to provide trainers must download the document via this portal.