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FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Rossinkup: 1:15am On May 04
Nigeria partners Microsoft to drive digital economy, train five million citizens on IT

THE Nigerian government is partnering with Microsoft Corporation to upskill five million citizens over the next three years, as part of initiatives to accelerate the country’s digital economy push.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced on Twitter on Monday that the partnership was the outcome of discussions held in January 2021 with Microsoft Corporation President, Brad Smith.

After extensive consultations with the government, Microsoft identified connectivity, skilling and digital transformation as three key pillars that would help to build strong foundations for a digital economy in Nigeria.



“Our government is committed to leveraging innovation and technology to bring better outcomes across a wide area of governance concerns,” Osinbajo said.

The vice president explained that Microsoft’s extensive experience in the utilisation of technology as an enabler for the delivery of public and social good made them an ideal partner.

On his part, Smith said the company believed in the future of Nigeria, noting that the partnership provided an enormous opportunity to put technology to work, create jobs and foster the technology ecosystem across Nigeria,

“Research points to internet penetration in Nigeria of around 50 percent and while [we have seen an] increased the pace of digitisation, much needs to be done to empower all citizens to take advantage of the opportunities of a digital economy,” the Microsoft president said.

The six regions of the country have been earmarked for the development of Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, which is a high-speed internet infrastructure that is cheaper and faster to deploy than fibre and has the added advantage of being able to travel long distances and through forested terrain.

Microsoft’s Airband team are expected to work closely with local partners to improve broadband connectivity in these communities while also assisting with the design and implementation of hyper-scale cloud services.

Smith said to help reach the goal of upskilling five million Nigerians, 1,700 trainers would provide blended online and in-person training courses to the country’s youth as well as government workers.

“Government will also be given the tools to digitally transform skilling, education, and employment methods to match job seekers with the right employers. In doing so, we hope to create over 27,000 new digital jobs in the next three years,” he said.

The final pillar, digital transformation, would initially be made up of two initiatives. The first would address corruption, a major global challenge with economic losses totalling $3.6 trillion each year, while the second would help protect Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage, the company said.

By collaborating with local partners like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Microsoft will support the design and implementation of cloud-based tools like artificial intelligence and machine learning to help identify potential risk, highlight them, and reduce corruption.

Microsoft will also support government’s efforts to preserve and revive Nigeria’s three major indigenous languages: Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo.
https://www.icirnigeria.org/nigeria-partners-microsoft-to-drive-digital-economy-train-five-million-citizens-on-it/

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Pmpm: 1:36am On May 04
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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by LikeAking: 3:05am On May 04
IT is good, but for an under developed nation like Nigeria it will create less impact.

The following traing for youths will pay off betta

Fabrication of various material is they way to go.

Manufacturing is the way to go.

Production is the way to go.

Innovation is the way to go.

Character and brain dev is they way to go.

IT is good, but................

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Biafravd: 6:41am On May 04
Buhari is really working ooh, i want this type of man as a governor in our potopoto ridden abia state, having this type of man in our state means development

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Goldbw122: 7:05am On May 04
hmm, this type of job is for those who know how to type with speed and accuracy just like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing..
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Frontail: 7:05am On May 04
cheesy

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by mouthofThegod: 7:06am On May 04
Biafravd:
Buhari is really working ooh, i want this type of man as a governor in our potopoto ridden abia state, having this type of man in our state means development
tears everyday from you dey sweet belle

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by optionalY09: 7:21am On May 04
after training them IT you’ll send bandit to kill them, what then is the purpose

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by GuyWise101(m): 7:24am On May 04
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


Only on the pages of newspapers.


Bulhari is dull.

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Eryyy92: 7:28am On May 04
osibanjo: I like the way you dey finish Nigeria

Buhari: you mean ahm? na god o(allah)

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Biafravd: 7:38am On May 04
mouthofThegod:
tears everyday from you dey sweet belle
this is one of lamidi cownu's slaves i am talking about

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by mouthofThegod: 7:41am On May 04
Biafravd:
this is one of lamidi cownu's slaves i am talking about
Yes I'm his slave and happy to forever be his slave...oya keep crying grin grin

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:13am On May 04
The six regions of the country have been earmarked for the development of Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, which is a high-speed internet infrastructure that is cheaper and faster to deploy than fibre and has the added advantage of being able to travel long distances and through forested terrain.
This is a Very Good development.
This is the Kinda Change we voted for.
Slow and steady we will get to the country of our dreams.
God bless Nigeria.

aspabay:
Haters of Nigeria will not be happy, we understand
They are all wailing and crying already, they abhor this kinda news.
News of blood, killings, violence is what they luv2mastvrbate with.
aspabay:
God bless Nigeria
God bless President Buhari
Amen, and God bless you too.
aspabay:
Commendable.
Nigeria will be great
Amen in Jesus name.
Insha Allah.
You, we and all good, honest and hardworking Nigerians will witness it.

We Rise!

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by blazepascal(m): 8:14am On May 04
if God decide to call us to heaven

some girls will still be like how did you get my number

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:14am On May 04
You will still see some Children of Frustrations shouting 'na lie na lie'!
Dem go soon show for here in few minutes.
Na so dem dey miss all good things in life while their optimistic friends and peers are making it in life.
Awon pessimistic souls.

witworth:
It's all lies.
pickatyouu:
Lori IRO
sotall:
Lori iro
We talk am...... abi ?! wink

Golden words from the Stables of dem MANNA

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by sotall(m): 8:14am On May 04
Lori iro
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Seniorwriter(m): 8:14am On May 04
Interesting .....
Embracing tech is quite paramount to futuristic governance!
I hope this will be sustainable coming from the VP since it's projected for 3years.?
Shouldn't be like TRADERMONI that fizzled out into thin air.
Antoeni:
When are they Starting
livinbygrace:
You want them to empower them on IT and I hope your useless EFCC or police will not tagged them yahoo boys when they see them with Laptops or any IT gadgets?
We hope so.
Lexusgs430:
As usual, we would use generators to power our digital economy............. grin
Sighs ...SAD note

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by casdoruche: 8:15am On May 04
There is no where in the article that says how.
Pathetic

How do you register?
What skills?

Not that tomorrow they will start teaching basic excel and PowerPoint.
We need cloud related training. That is the future

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Gosj001: 8:15am On May 04
Good one, way to go!!









Just incase, I still sell affordable laptops with free delivery and pay on delivery.
Details on my signature
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Nbotee(m): 8:15am On May 04
Hj
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by design107: 8:16am On May 04
shocked shocked

Yes!!!! Sign me up
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by pineed(m): 8:16am On May 04
Excellent news! IT is the new "oil" of the 21st century.

Mass IT training programme will surely create more value to any Nation.

LikeAking:
IT is good, but for an under developed nation like Nigeria it will create less impact.

The following traing for youths will pay off betta

Fabrication of various material is they way to go.

Manufacturing is the way to go.

Production is the way to go.

Innovation is the way to go.

Character and brain dev is they way to go.

IT is good, but................
You're wrong bro.

IT is what "successfully" drives all above you mentioned.. Without IT, manufacturing, production & co will deliver less capacity both in volume and added-value

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Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by pickatyouu: 8:17am On May 04
Lori IRO
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by Anfield247(m): 8:17am On May 04
Yahoo boys loading!
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by FrLukas(m): 8:17am On May 04
Must be the work of the vice president.

Buhari and his fulani horses could never ever think of such.

That's why we need our Yoruba nation abeg.
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by aspabay(m): 8:18am On May 04
Commendable.

Nigeria will be great
Re: FG Partners Microsoft To Train 5 Million Nigerians In IT by witworth(m): 8:18am On May 04
It's all lies.

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