FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES THE COMMENCEMENT OF NKNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME IN THE SIX GEO-POLITCAL ZONES
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Faroug has announced the commencement of the NPower, N-Knowledge programme in the six (6) geo-political including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
She made the announcement through a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Bashir Nura Alkali . He said,” N-Knowledge is a component of the NPower Programme focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global diaital iob market. N-Power (NKnowledge) programme will upskill 20,000 young Nigerians on the global radar as exporters of worldclass services and content in the creative and information technology sectors”.
The Permanent Secretary noted that the training component is targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development and Hardware training which will be catalyzed to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development. According to him, “it will develop the skills and capacities along the skills set in the value chain of mobile apps and website development while boosting the talent development effort for the growth of information technology industry in Nigeria”.
“The programme consists of centralized in-camp training for 3 months with a 6month apprenticeship across the 6 geo
political zones. A total of 20,000 beneficiaries will participate in the programme”.
Bashir Nura Alkali Permanent Secretary November 3, 2021