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FG and Wema Bank partner to co-create digital hubs in Nigeria

The Federal Government and Wema Bank partnership is seeking to improve access to digital skills in Nigeria

The federal government of Nigeria has announced a partnership with Wema Bank, one of Nigeria's leading innovative banks, with a vision to launch a digital hub that will seek to empower over one million youths across the country with digital and related skills. Known as FGN/ALAT Digital and SkillNovation Hub, the initiative was agreed upon during a meeting between representatives of the bank and Vice President Kashim Shettima in Abuja, reaffirming President Bola Tinubu's administration's commitment to boosting the number of digital jobs for young Nigerians.

Source: PM Express

This initiative will encourage young Nigerian entrepreneurs and employees to embrace technology, entrepreneurship, and skill development. With the creation of more digital hubs, many young entrepreneurs can gain necessary connectivity by learning from experienced businesses and individuals shaping Nigeria's tech ecosystem. In addition, the initiative enhances digital creativity and will create more opportunities for youths, mainly as they address their environmental challenges with innovative solutions.

The FGN/ALAT Digital and SkillNnovation Hub will be established with the potential to impact and improve the digital skills of millions of Nigerians. The government has disclosed the hubs will first open in Lagos and Borno states, with Katsina, Cross River, Anambra, Oyo, and Kano states to follow afterwards. The FGN/ALAT Digital and SkillNnovation Hub will focus on training one million young adults in software engineering, product management, business analysis, cloud computing, and product design, using specialized curriculums.