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FG launches ₦1bn deal with IHS to establish 3MTT learning community

The establishment of these learning communities will help to facilitate the strengthening of the local innovation ecosystem across the country.

FG launches N1bn deal with IHS to establish 3MTT learning community in Nigeria [Study Green]

The Head of Press and Public Relations, Ekaete Umo, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Abuja. According to Umo, the key objective of this partnership is a nationwide learning initiative that is aimed at empowering Nigerians with critical digital skills which is the fulcrum of the 3MTT.”

She said the partnership would facilitate the setting up of learning communities in the federation for the purpose of providing opportunities for the 3MTT participants to gather weekly, learn, collaborate and build projects amongst other things.

“The establishment of these learning communities will also help to facilitate the strengthening of the local innovation ecosystem across the country.

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“Under this partnership, IHS Nigeria will provide financial support and industry expertise for this initiative, and is also committed to paying the salaries of the 37 dedicated training community managers.

“It will also provide access to a learning platform that will support the 3MTT talent development efforts in the designated locations,” she said.

Speaking on the importance of the partnership that would fast track this developmental initiative, the Minister of Communications, Dr Bosun Tijani, said the funds provided by IHS Nigeria were a significant commitment.

Tijani said that it would further support the ministry’s efforts to generate a pipeline of technical talent to contribute to President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda objectives.

“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''.

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This is the first in a number of partnerships that we intend to secure and achieve our goals as outlined in our Strategic Blueprint.

“Also worthy of mention, the 3MTT Learning Community which will utilize dedicated training space in each state, is aimed at supporting the development of comprehensive digital skills.

“It will prepare participants for the current and future needs of a digital workforce.

“In addition, these communities will provide a dynamic ecosystem that allows participants and community managers to actively engage in knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation,” he added.

In his remarks, the IHS Nigeria Chief Executive-Officer, Mohammed Darwish, said that the organisation took pride in giving back to the people and communities.

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He said that IHS shared in the Federal Government’s commitment to the economic empowerment and growth of Nigerians, adding, this initiative will feed into this administration’ agenda on job creation while enhancing empowerment and growth.

Darwish noted, “At IHS Nigeria, we take pride in giving back to the people and communities where we operate.

We are delighted to partner with the Ministry of Communications on the 3MTT initiative.

“IHS Nigeria Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world.

“The company has nearly 40,000 towers across its 11 markets in some countries of the world.”

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