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The Democratic Front (TDF) has described the 3 million Technical Talent (3MTT) and Project 774 initiatives of the President Bola Tinubu’s administration as the strategic plan to achieve the two million digital jobs milestone.

The TDF said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, jointly signed by Chairman, Chief Wale Adedayo and its Secretary, Malam Danjuma Muhammad.


The group expressed optimism that the projects, which were the administration’s goal for 2025, were bound to pave the way for a new generation of skilled workforce versed in digital technology.

“The programme would make the President’s vision of creating two million digital jobs by 2015 to be easily achieved.

“Alongside the training of the three million talents is the grand initiative to connect all 774 council areas in the country with the Internet in the unfolding plans.

“The programme will help to drive the country’s digital economy agenda successfully,” the group explained.

It stated that the Tinubu-led administration had taken a creative step to achieve one of  its campaign promises to create two million digital jobs by 2025.

The statement added that the training of three million technical talents for the nation’s digital economy was a clear measure that would guarantee the vision.

“It is one initiative that had never been seen in the country, in spite its immense human capital resources.

“It is bound to further position the country to challenge India as a net exporter of talents in the technological world.

“We also see the commencement of Project 774 which seeks to link all Local Government secretariats with Internet conectivityas a spirited effort by the administration.

“To galvanise the pursuit of advanced education and creativity among young Nigerians across the country for the benefit of the nation’s economy,” the group said.

It said the move was a deliberate effort to open the windows of opportunities that would enhance rural dwellers’ inclusivity in efforts to realise Nigeria’s projected one trillion dollar economy in a few years.

This, it said, was similar to the economic method and policy which currently made India an exporter of 55 per cent of the world’s ICT talents.

The statement added that in a world where global demand for ICT skills in professional causes stood at 85 per cent, it could not, but to commend the President.

This, it said, was especially for embarking on the task of building a fortress of economic future for Nigeria by harnessing the technical talents of three million youths.

The TDF said the administration was also ensuring uninterrupted internet network connectivity to all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country.

“This is in addition to revealing the extent to which President Tinubu is prepared to go in dealing headlong with our national inadequacies.

“His action on 3MTT and Project 774 underscores the depth of his acknowledgement of the potentials of Nigerian youths and the need to harness their potential for economic growth and development.

“This initiative is worthy of commendation,” the group added.

It commended the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani for driving the twin projects to a successful commencement.

The group called on the minister to remain steadfast and sustain the tempo and focus with which he had managed the project thus far.

It assured the people that the minister’s footprint would remain indelible in the history of advancement in Nigeria’s Digital Economy drive.

The group urged Nigerian youths, especially the beneficiaries to see the 3MTT project as a lifetime opportunity.

It added that they should see the project as a unique gesture from the government to secure a greater future for themselves, in the ever-competitive and dynamic global tech market.

“It is our view that the youth should make a success of the 3MTT project by lending their moral and political support to Tinubu’s administration.

“This will make for a smooth funding and management of the project a  guarantee,”it said.

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