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Federal Government and Commercial Bank Partner to Empower Nigerians through Digital Skills Programme

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The Federal Government of Nigeria, in conjunction with a leading commercial bank, has announced the launch of the FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme. This groundbreaking initiative aims to empower tech enthusiasts, aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, job seekers, working professionals, and future leaders with essential digital skills, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.

In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation & MSMEs in the Office of the Vice President, Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, eligible Nigerians are invited to apply for the programme, which is set to enhance digital literacy and provide valuable entrepreneurial insights. The programme is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to support Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

Entries for the FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme are open to Nigerian citizens residing in the country, aged between 18 and 35. While formal education is a plus, it is not mandatory; however, applicants must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills. An essential requirement is access to a digital device, such as a smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer, to facilitate active participation throughout the programme duration.

The programme, which opens for applications from Monday, October 16, 2023, aims to bridge the digital divide by equipping participants with practical knowledge and skills essential for the digital age. Participants are expected to demonstrate a keen interest in digital skills, entrepreneurship, or technology and commit to the entire duration of the programme.

Interested and eligible Nigerians are encouraged to apply by visiting the official portal: https://fg-skillnovation.alat.ng. This initiative reflects the government’s commitment to nurturing a digitally savvy workforce and promoting innovation, ultimately driving economic growth and fostering a more technologically advanced society.

The FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts between the government and the private sector, highlighting the importance of partnerships in empowering individuals and fostering a more prosperous future for all Nigerians. As the nation moves towards a digital-driven economy, initiatives like these play a crucial role in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. Read More

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