Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy yesterday announced a groundbreaking three-year partnership with IHS Nigeria to establish the 3MTT Learning Community, a nationwide learning initiative to empower Nigerians with critical digital skills.
In a statement, the federal government said the partnership will facilitate the setting up of learning communities in Nigeria’s 36 states and the FCT, and provide opportunities for the 3MTT participants to gather weekly, learn, collaborate and build projects.
The establishment of these learning communities, according to the statement, will also help facilitate the strengthening of local innovation ecosystems across Nigeria. ‘‘Under this partnership, IHS Nigeria will provide financial support and industry expertise to the initiative and has committed to paying the salaries of the 37 dedicated learning community managers, as well as providing access to a learning platform that will support the 3MTT talent development efforts,’’ the statement reads.
Commenting on the initiative, minister of communications, innovations and digital economy, Dr Bosun Tijani said the funding provided by IHS Nigeria is a significant commitment that will further support the ministry’s efforts to generate a pipeline of technical talent to contribute to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda objectives.
He said, “I am excited to welcome IHS Nigeria as a partner on this initiative. Our journey towards a national digital transformation requires significant collaboration between the public and private sectors, and this is the first in a number of partnerships that we intend to secure to achieve our goals as outlined in our Strategic Blueprint.”
Mohamad Darwish, IHS Nigeria’s CEO said, “At IHS Nigeria, we take pride in giving back to the people and communities where we operate. We are delighted to partner with the Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy and his Ministry on the 3MTT initiative.