Renewed Hope Initiative: List Of Ongoing FG Empowerment Programs| Oct 2023
Explore the diverse ongoing Federal Government Empowerment Programs under the Renewed Hope Initiative by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in October 2023. These programs offer opportunities for Nigerian youths to acquire modern skills, fostering competitiveness in the digital economy.
Since assuming office on May 29, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ushered in a new era by discontinuing previous administration’s empowerment programs, seeking to tackle the persistent issue of unemployment among Nigerian youths. The termination of programs like N-Power, Trader Moni, and Anchor Borrowers has left many in uncertainty about their future. If you find yourself in this category, fret not, as the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have introduced an array of new opportunities. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive list of ongoing Federal Government empowerment programs designed to equip Nigerians with the skills required to compete in the global digital economy.
1. TETFund Alliance For Innovative Research Program
The TETFund Alliance For Innovative Research (TETFAIR) is a year-long program sponsored by TETFUND. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers and academics in Nigerian universities to transform their ideas into market-driven solutions, including the development and fabrication of prototypes. Selected teams of researchers and academic staff with innovative ideas will undergo a journey combining technology and product development, along with venture creation.
2. FG’s 3MTT Fellowship
President Bola Tinubu’s government aims to empower three million Nigerian youths with digital skills for free through the FG’s 3MTT Fellowship. The first phase focuses on twelve technical skills, including Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis & Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, and DevOps.
3. Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Grant
The Federal Government launched the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme to fund 45 consortia of startups and researchers, enabling them to explore opportunities to deepen their work and build a sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria. Each selected participant will receive a five million naira (N5,000,000) grant.
4. FGN ALAT Digital Skillnovation Program
The Digital Skillnovation program is a collaboration between Wema Bank and the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Office of the Vice President. It aims to provide young minds with a diverse set of skills and opportunities customized to their goals and market realities.
5. NATEP – Nigerian Talent Export Program
NATEP is an ambitious initiative that aspires to establish Nigeria as an export powerhouse for African talent outsourcing, following in the footsteps of countries like India, Bangladesh, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The ongoing Federal Government empowerment programs under the Renewed Hope Initiative of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu offer a bright ray of hope for Nigerian youths. Application portals for these job opportunities are already open, and people are actively applying. We urge you to seize these opportunities before the application window closes. Your future success in the digital economy awaits. Good luck! Embrace the Renewed Hope Initiative and embark on a journey of empowerment and skill development.