Federal Government and Wema Bank Launch Digital Skills Program for MSMEs

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The Federal Government, in collaboration with Wema Bank, has initiated a digital skills program aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria. Mr. Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs, announced this program, known as the FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme, which is open to various segments of the Nigerian population.

Who Can Apply?

This program invites participation from the following groups:

  • Tech enthusiasts
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Business owners
  • Job seekers
  • Working professionals
  • Visionary future leaders

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Nigerian citizenship and residency in Nigeria
  • Age between 18 and 35
  • Literacy and numeracy skills, with formal education considered an advantage but not mandatory
  • Possession of a digital device (smartphone, laptop, or desktop)
  • Commitment to the full duration of the program
  • A keen interest in digital skills, entrepreneurship, or technology

How to Apply:

Interested and eligible Nigerians can apply for the FGN X ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme by visiting the program’s official portal at https://fg-skillnovation.alat.ng. The portal is open for applications, and individuals are encouraged to apply.

Program Benefits:

Participation in this program offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive training and guidance for personal and professional growth
  • Skill development with mentorship from experts
  • Access to funding for innovative ideas and startups
  • Connection to a network of potential partners and clients
  • The potential to access millions of dollars in mentorship, job opportunities, and grants

This initiative aligns with the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting job creation and empowering the youth through digital skills development.

To apply for this program and benefit from its offerings, interested Nigerians can visit the official portal at https://fg-skillnovation.alat.ng.

The Federal Government, in partnership with Wema Bank, is making a significant stride towards equipping two million youths with valuable digital skills and enhancing the capacity of one million MSMEs across Nigeria. This initiative represents a significant step toward fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth in the country.

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