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Federal Government Plans to Create 300 Jobs and Improve Internet Access

The Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy has introduced a strategy called 'Project 774 LG Connectivity' aimed at creating a minimum of 300 direct jobs and potentially more indirect jobs through increased digital access.

Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, revealed this plan on Monday, stating that it would connect all 774 Local Government Areas in the country to the internet. The project, co-anchored by the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited and Galaxy Backbone under the Federal Ministry of Communications, aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's 'Renewed Hope Agenda' and the ministry's strategic blueprint.

Project 774 LG Connectivity aims to promote inclusive development and access to digital public infrastructure in government offices nationwide, including remote and underserved areas. It will leverage existing infrastructure to provide connectivity to all 774 Local Government Secretariats across Nigeria.

According to Dr. Tijani, this project will create at least 300 direct jobs and potentially more through increased digital access. It is also a significant step towards achieving President Tinubu's mandate to deliver efficient public service to citizens at the local government level.

In October 2023, the ministry launched the Three Million Technical Talent program to build Nigeria's technical talent base and position the country as a net talent exporter. The program aims to generate a pipeline of technical talent in line with President Tinubu's vision of creating two million digital jobs by 2025. The first phase of the program, to be executed with the National Information Technology Development Agency, involves multiple stakeholders, including fellows, training providers, partners, and placement organizations.

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