3MTT Program: Boosting Nigeria’s Technical Talent for a Digital Economy


The Federal Government has announced that it will distribute 50 laptops every month to participants in the 3 Million Technical Training (3MTT) program. Dr. Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, revealed this information while announcing the start of learning for the second group of 270,000 fellows in the program. The laptops will be given out during the program’s monthly knowledge showcase, where participants share what they have learned and how they are applying it.

The 3MTT program is a crucial component of the Renewed Hope agenda and aims to develop Nigeria’s technical talent pool to support its digital economy and establish Nigeria as a source of talent for other countries. The program initially began with 30,000 Nigerians, which represented 1% of the 3 million target. The selection of 270,000 individuals for the second cohort brings the total to 10%. To achieve the program’s goals, Tijani stated that different phases would be implemented based on a framework developed in collaboration with government agencies, training providers, educational institutions, development agencies, and the private sector. The training encompasses various skills that leverage technology to enhance different roles without directly involving tech creation. These skills include digital marketing, project management software, navigating cloud platforms, data analysis and visualization, search engine optimization (SEO), CRM management, accounting software, graphic design, and UX/UI design, among others.

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