Federal Government Partners with IHS Towers for Learning Communities in Nigeria

by Ikem Emmanuel

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a significant partnership with telecommunications company IHS Towers to establish learning communities across the country as part of the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) program. The program aims to develop technical talent and create digital job opportunities in alignment with the government’s Renewed Hope agenda.

Dr. Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, unveiled the N1 billion partnership with IHS Towers. This partnership not only provides financial support but also includes a commitment to cover the salaries of 37 dedicated learning community managers for each location over the next three years.

The 3MTT program is a crucial component of the government’s efforts to generate a pipeline of technical talent, in line with the vision of President Bola Tinubu to create two million digital jobs by 2025. Under the program, individuals who express interest in acquiring specific technical skills will have their training expenses covered by the ministry.

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The technical skills encompass a wide range of areas, including software development, UI/UX design, data analysis and visualization, quality assurance, product management, data science, animation, AI/machine learning, cybersecurity, game development, cloud computing, and DevOps.

This partnership with IHS Towers marks the first of many collaborations that the government plans to secure in support of its strategic goals, particularly in the area of technical talent development and the broader Knowledge pillar of its Strategic Blueprint. The initiative is a testament to the government’s commitment to promoting digital skills and creating opportunities for the Nigerian workforce.


The partnership between the Federal Government and IHS Towers is expected to contribute significantly to the development of technical talent in Nigeria and help drive the country’s digital transformation and innovation.

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