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The federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy in a bid to empower Nigerian youths with digital skills has announced its ambitious plan to train youths in Imo State through the 3MTT (Three Million Technical Talent) program.

3MTT, a critical part of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, is aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone and positioning Nigeria as a net talent exporter.

To ensure the successful implementation of the 3MTT program, the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Communication, and Digital Economy is set to collaborate with the Imo State Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Government
The Governor speaking through the State Commissioner for Digital Economy and E-Government, Dr. Chimezie Amadi Commended the Federal government on the laudable project. He expressed delight at the giant stride being made toward the actualization of the objectives of the nation’s digital economy plan and strategy.
 Amadi elucidated that the 3MTTT goals align with the Skillupimo project, the premier human capacity development initiative of H.E Dist. Senator Hope Uzodinma designed to equip 300,000 Imolites with 4IR (fourth industrial revolution) skill set, connecting 60 percent of them to job opportunities while empowering 40 percent to become tech-preneurs.
With 20,000 trained and equipped and another 40,000 imolites set to undergo training, he expressed optimism that Skillupimo will stand as a feeder to 3MTT.
Dr. Chimezie Amadi gave the commendation on behalf of his principal when he received in audience the Community Manager 3 Million Technical Talents, Mr. King Henry Ize at the Ministry’s headquarters at 28 Egbu Road Owerri
‘’I will do my best to ensure that Imo youths benefit from the 3MTT initiatives as it compliments the SkillupImo programme and shares mutual goals of fostering innovation, enhancing digital Skills acquisition and equipping our youths with future proof and self reliant skills”

“ The 3MTT and SkillUpImo programme are strategic d guideline that are hinged on achieving a common goal of making Nigeria a global tech talent hub” he said.

He said.
Amadi expressed his gratitude to Dr. Bosun Tijani, the Honourable Minister for Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, for his efforts in making technical skills training a national priority. This action has validated Hope Uzodinma’s visionary leadership in spearheading the Skillupimo program, which aims to empower Nigerians with digital skills.

Amadi commended the Minister for his exemplary approach in promoting collaboration among sub-national entities to achieve the goals of the 3MTT initiative.
 Mr. King Henry Ize, Praised H.E, Dist. Senator Hope Uzodinma for his visionary efforts in placing Imo on the digital world map while thanking the Honourable Commissioner for hosting him, expressing optimism that the collaboration will yield transformative mutual benefits in tackling unemployment and driving economic growth through digital skills development initiatives both in Imo and the Nigerian youth population at large.
The 3MTT program, spearheaded by the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Communication, and Digital Economy, aims to create two million jobs by 2025.

The first phase of the program will be executed as a fellowship model in collaboration with NITDA and will train 30,000 technical skills in focus areas, including; software development, UI/UX , Data analysis& visualization, quality assurance, product management, data science, Animation, AI/Machine learning, cybersecurity, Game development, cloud computing and Dev Ops.

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