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The Federal Government has announced the selection of 3MTT Learning Community Managers for all 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, announced this on Friday.
The announcement followed the recent N1 billion partnership with IHS Nigeria to support the 3MTT Learning Community in the states.
Tijani, explained that the selection of Learning Community Managers marked a significant milestone in government’s efforts to empower Nigeria’s technology talents.
According to him, “These individuals will play a crucial role in managing and assisting participants in the 3MTT programme as they leverage the Learning Platform designed by IHS Nigeria.
“With their guidance, 3MTT participants will have the support they need to navigate the learning platform and maximise their learning experience.”
Tijani, expressed excitement about the collaborative effort, stating that significant collaboration between the public and private sectors was required for the national digital transformation journey.
“This partnership with IHS Nigeria is the first of many that will help achieve our goal to make Nigeria a net exporter of tech talent, as outlined in the Strategic Blueprint.
“As part of IHS Nigeria’s support, the company has committed to paying the salaries of the 37 dedicated learning community managers nationwide.
“Additionally, access to the IHS Learning Platform will play a significant role in supporting 3MTT talent development efforts.”
Also, Chief Executive Officer, CEO of IHS Nigeria, Mohamad Darwish, stated that the company’s collaboration with the Federal Government on the 3MTT initiative aligns with the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda and the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s Strategic Plan.
He stressed that the initiative also aligns with one of IHS’ sustainability pillars which is education.
According to Darwish: “Investing in digital skills helps to build a skilled and qualified talent pool that will stimulate job creation, innovations, business growth, and the diversification of the economy.
“It is further evidence of IHS’s continued commitment to building a prosperous nation, along with their recently announced milestone commemorating a rollout of over 10,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, which is aimed at improving the quality and access to broadband and next-generation digital services for individuals, businesses, and organisations throughout the Country.
“As we continue to build momentum, we look forward to seeing the impact and the contributions of the 3MTT Community Managers in empowering Nigeria’s tech talents.”Follow us on social media