The Federal Government revealed that it has commenced the N-Power’s N-Knowledge programme in the six geo-political zones of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory.

This was disclosed by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, on Wednesday, in Abuja.

She stated that the N-Knowledge Programme is 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.

What the Minister said

“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 catalysed to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development,” Farouq said.

She added that it will enable young Nigerians to develop skills and capacities in the value chain of mobile apps and website development, and also grow the talent for the information technology industry in Nigeria, adding that there would be a centralised in-camp training for three months with a six-month apprenticeship across the six geo-political zones of 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,” she said, stating also that this is significant because the trainees will be introduced to life-skills, attitude re-orientation and work ethics neccessary for their successful integration into the global outsourcing market.