Federal Government and Wema Bank Launch Digital Skills Program for Eligible Nigerians

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By Daniel Edu

The Federal Government, in collaboration with Wema Bank, is calling on eligible Nigerians to apply for a newly introduced digital skills program aimed at empowering Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Mr. Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs in the Office of the Vice-President, announced this initiative in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

Adekunle-Johnson revealed that the FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme is open for entries from tech enthusiasts, aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, job seekers, working professionals, and aspiring future leaders.

Interested and eligible Nigerians can apply for the program by visiting https://fg-skillnovation.alat.ng, with the portal now open for applications. Eligible applicants must be Nigerian citizens residing in the country and fall within the age range of 18 to 35. They should possess literacy and numeracy skills, with formal education being a plus but not mandatory.

Applicants are also required to have access to a digital device such as a smartphone, laptop, or desktop for connectivity and engagement purposes. Commitment to the entire program duration, along with a genuine interest in digital skills, entrepreneurship, or technology, is essential.

Adekunle-Johnson listed several program benefits, including training, mentorship, funding for innovative ideas, support for startups, and increased market reach. The FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation program promises access to funding, mentorship, job opportunities, and grants worth millions of dollars to bring beneficiaries’ ideas to life and provide real-world market experience.

He concluded by encouraging interested Nigerians to visit https://fg-skillnovation.alat.ng and apply for the program.

The Federal Government, in collaboration with Wema Bank, has announced its commitment to train two million youths in digital skills. This initiative aligns with the government’s mission to support job creation and promote economic growth, as emphasized by the administration. Wema Bank, in partnership with the Office of the Vice President, aims to impact two million youths and one million MSMEs across Nigeria through this endeavor.

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