Ministry Announces Selection of Learning Community Managers for 3MTT Initiative

Mr. Osibo Imhoitsike, Strategic Communications Adviser to the Minister

The Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy has announced the appointment of Learning Community Managers for its  Three Million Technical Talent (3MTT) initiative, a programme which is aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone to power the country’s digital economy and position Nigeria as a net talent exporter. The initiative, which will be established in all 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is expected  to bolster Nigeria’s digital transformation agenda, following the recent unveiling of a  N1 billion partnership with IHS Nigeria to support the 3MTT Learning Community.

The Ministry noted, in a statement, that the selection of Learning Community Managers signifies a noteworthy advancement in their endeavor to bolster Nigeria’s tech sector.

It said: “The selection of Learning Community Managers marks a significant milestone in our efforts to empower Nigeria’s tech talents. 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.”

Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovations and Digital Economy, hailed the collaborative effort as significant to the vital role that public-private partnerships play in Nigeria’s digital transformation journey. He underscored the importance of such partnerships in realizing the nation’s vision of becoming a net exporter of tech talent, as outlined in the Strategic Blueprint.

As part of its commitment to the initiative, IHS Nigeria will cover the salaries of all 37 appointed Learning Community Managers nationwide. Additionally, access to the IHS Learning Platform is set to significantly enhance talent development efforts under the 3MTT initiative.

Mohamad Darwish, the CEO of IHS Nigeria 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 highlighted the initiative’s resonance with IHS Nigeria’s sustainability pillars, particularly its focus on education, stressing that investing in digital skills is pivotal to cultivating a skilled workforce capable of driving job creation, innovation, and economic diversification.

This collaboration reflects IHS Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to nation-building, complementing its recent milestone of deploying over 10,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables nationwide to enhance broadband access and digital services for individuals, businesses, and organisations throughout the Country.