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3MTT: FG Signs N1 Billion Naira deal with IHS Towers to Build Learning Communities

3MTT: Federal Government Signs N1 Billion Naira deal with IHS Towers to Build Learning Communities (PHOTO: Punch Newspapers)
3MTT: FG Signs N1 Billion Naira deal with IHS Towers to Build Learning Communities (PHOTO: Punch Newspapers)

In a strategic move aimed at development, the Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a N1 billion deal with the telecommunications company IHS Towers to build learning communities across the country for the 3 Million Technical Talents (3MTT) program.

This partnership was announced on Twitter by the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani. He expressed his excitement in his tweet, saying, “I am excited to announce a N1 billion partnership between @FMoCDENigeria and @IHSTowers to establish the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Learning Community. This initiative, which is in support of our recently launched 3MTT program, will facilitate the setup of learning communities in the 36 states and the FCT.

Furthermore, the Minister emphasized that the received fund encompasses more than just financial support as he stated in his post on Twitter, “The N1 billion funding from IHS Towers also includes a commitment to pay the salaries of 37 dedicated learning community managers for each location for the next 3 years.

About the Program: 3MTT

Techrectory reports the significance of this program, as it serves as a critical part of the Renewed Hope agenda aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent to enhance its digital economy.

According to Dr. Bosun Tijani, the first phase of the program will train Nigerians in skills that utilize technology to enhance various roles without directly involving tech creation.

Skills like Digital Marketing, Project Management Software, Cloud Platforms Navigation, Data Analysis and Visualization, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), CRM Management, Accounting Software, Graphics Design, UX/UI Design, and a lot more.

Speaking about the strategy for implementing this program, the minister explained, “In line with the Ministry’s 1%-10%-100% implementation approach, this first phase will aim to train and place 30,000 technical talents, representing 1% of our overall target. It will be executed based on the framework co-created with key stakeholders across government agencies, training providers, educational institutions, development agencies, and the private sector.

Notably, this partnership with IHS Towers is classified by the minister as “the first in a number of partnerships that we will be securing in support of our targets, specifically for the 3MTT program and broadly for the Knowledge pillar in our Strategic Blueprint.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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Written by Ayodeji Ayenuwa

Well, My name is there already, I'm a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, studying Mass Communication: Public Relations and Advertising.

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