Apply Here: Over 1m Applications Received as FG Targets 3m Nigerians for Tech Talent Scheme

Apply Here: Over 1m Applications Received as FG Targets 3m Nigerians for Tech Talent Scheme

  • The federal government has set a goal to train 3 million technical talents over the next four years
  • Bosun Tijani, who is championing this initiative through the 3MTT programme, has provided an update
  • In less than two months after the programme was announced, applications from Nigerians have surpassed one million

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Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, has revealed that over 1 million applications have been received for its Three Million Technical Talent (3MTT) programme.

The Minister announced the development via his post on X (formerly Twitter) account on Monday, November 6, 2023.

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Bosun Tijani’s plan to train 3 million tech talents in four years Photo credit: bosuntijani
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According to Tijani, the next step for the applicants would be announced in the next 12 hours.

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In the X post, Tijani put the total trainees at 1,001,457, total providers at 18, 644, and total partners at 1,407.

The 3MTT programme earlier reported that the minister announced N1 billion in funding for the programme to be provided by IHS Telecom.

Aside from the fund, IHS Telecom is also committed to pay the salaries of 37 dedicated learning community managers for each location for the next three years.

The training is expected to be held in three phases.

The first phase is expected to accommodate 30,000 people, while the second phase will admit 300,000, and the three million will be completed in the third phase.

Interested Nigerians can apply using this link

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Interested organisations that want to provide trainers must download the document via this portal.

Nigerian lady couldn’t get a job after sending out over 1,000 applications had earlier reported that a young Nigerian lady, Favour Onaruyi-Obasuyi, took her unemployment frustration to LinkedIn as she spoke about her several failed attempts at getting a job.

In a long post, the lady revealed that she has been jobless since November 2020.

Between that year and now, she applied for more than 1,000 job opportunities, and they all hit a rock.

For the few that she was able to get an interview, their salaries, according to her, were very low.

Favour said even people stopped accepting her LinkedIn connection requests, which she reasoned could have been caused by her job-seeking situation.


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Dave Ibemere (Senior Business Editor) Dave Ibemere is a senior business editor at He is a financial journalist with over a decade of experience in print and online media. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the African Academy for Open-Source Investigation (AAOSI), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and other media think tank groups. He previously worked with The Guardian, BusinessDay, and headed the business desk at Ripples Nigeria. Email:

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