Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development She has announced the launch of the N-Power’s Knowledge programme (N-knowledge training) within the six geo-political areas of the country which includes the Federal Capital Territory.
The announcement appears in a statement that was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Bashir Nura Alkali on Wednesday in Abuja.
Info on the N-knowledge training
She mentioned, “N-Knowledge training is a component of the N-Power 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 digital job market.
“N-Power (N-Knowledge) programme will upskill 20,000 young Nigerians on the global radar as exporters of world-class services and content in the creative and information technology sectors.
“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,” Farouq said.
She says it’s going to build the capacity and capabilities of the workforce as well as the knowledge set within the chain value of mobile applications and web development, as well as intensify the efforts to develop talent to boost the growth of the technology industry in Nigeria.
She further explained that the program included a centralized in-camp training program for three months, followed by an apprenticeship of six months across the six geo-political zones in the country.
“A total of 20,000 beneficiaries will participate in the programme. At the end of the programme, qualified trainees would be awarded certificates and attestations.
“The trainees will be introduced to different schedules that will definitely make them more informed and ready for the competitions in the global market.
“This is significant, because, the trainees will be introduced to life skills, attitude re-orientation, and work ethics,” she made known.
It is said that all the trainees will be introduced to their different schedules so that it will be easier for them to be prepared and ready to take on the competition in the global market.
All successful applicants will receive the benefits of N-knowledge training while honing their skills in invention and innovation which opens their way to employment opportunities.