The Federal Government has appointed Community Leader Managers for all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as part of its 3MTT project.
This announcement was made by the Minister for Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, on Friday.
The appointment of these managers follows a recent partnership worth N1 billion with IHS Nigeria to support the 3MTT Learning Community across the country.
Dr. Tijani emphasized the importance of these managers in empowering Nigeria’s technology talents, stating that they will play a crucial role in assisting participants in navigating the learning platform provided by IHS Nigeria.
Expressing enthusiasm about the collaboration between the public and private sectors, Dr Tijani highlighted the necessity of such partnerships for Nigeria’s national digital transformation journey. He emphasized the goal of making 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 significantly contribute to supporting talent development efforts under the 3MTT initiative.
Mohamad Darwish, CEO of IHS Nigeria, reiterated the company’s commitment to the initiative, aligning with the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda and the Minister’s Strategic Plan.
He emphasized the importance of investing in digital skills to stimulate job creation, innovation, and economic diversification.
This collaboration comes in conjunction with IHS Nigeria’s recent milestone of rolling out over 10,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables across Nigeria’s 36 states and the FCT. This initiative aims to enhance broadband quality and access, thus improving digital services for individuals, businesses, and organizations nationwide.