The Federal Government is to train over 30,000 Nigerians on blockchain technology for developing career skillset in the emerging technologies.
The training is to be conducted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with a Blockchain Solutions company.
Announcing the scheme on the Blockchain-day of “Digital Nigeria” event the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, said the training which is on scholarship basis will help to “accelerate blockchain adoption in Nigeria and make Nigeria a global player in the blockchain industry.
He called on Nigerians to take advantage of the scholarship to become “early solution providers in the fourth industrial revolution”.
Reacting to the announcement, Mr. Mohammed Jega, the co-founder of the partnership body for the training reiterated its commitment to delivering “quality education and equipping participants with the skills to build real-life blockchain solutions”.
The program will be delivered through a hybrid mode (virtual and physical meetups) in all the states of the federation.
Outstanding teams in the project phase stand the opportunity to join an incubation program in London while others will be exposed to the BSV Ecosystem where they can be involved with various projects.
Reporting by Daniyan Olayemi, Editing by Omotola Oguneye