Lagos and Kano have been listed as the top two states from which the highest number of beneficiaries will be selected in the ongoing applications for the Federal Government’s 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) program.
According to the implementation plan released by the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, in phase one of the program targeting 30,000 trainees, 2,040 will be selected from Lagos.
Mr. Tijani said the 3MTT program remained a critical part of the Renewed Hope agenda, aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone to power its digital economy and positioning Nigeria as a net talent exporter.
Kano State is the second largest beneficiary with 1,628 trainees to be selected in the first phase of the program.
Other top states in terms of beneficiaries to be selected for the first phase of the program include Rivers (1,450), Oyo (1,327), Delta (1,212), Kaduna (1,155), Ogun (1,043), Imo (1,030), and Akwa Ibom (1,004).
All other States will have less than 1,000 trainees to complete the first 30,000
The Ministry did not state the criteria for allocating the numbers.
Meanwhile, more Nigerians have continued to apply for the training.
According to the Minister, as of October 19, a total of 330, 713 Nigerians had applied for the 30,000 positions, which was barely a week after applications were opened on October 13, 2023.
The Ministry is yet to specify when the applications will be closed.