NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Program 2024 – Apply Now!

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy, is inviting applications for the NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Programme 2024. The initiative will produce a technological talent pipeline in support of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s goal of 2 million digital jobs by 2025.

NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Program 2024
NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Program 2024

A key component of the Renewed Hope agenda; The 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) plan, is to establish Nigeria as a net talent exporter by strengthening the country’s technical talent base, which will drive the country’s digital economy. The program’s first phase will engage several stakeholders, including placement agencies, training providers, fellows, and partners.

About NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Program

Thirty thousand (30) technical talents, or one per cent of the total target, will be trained and placed in this first phase. It will be carried out by the framework that was jointly developed by important players from the public and commercial sectors, as well as from training providers, educational institutions, and development organizations.

For the first phase of the 3MTT Program, the focus will be on the following twelve (12) technical skills:

  • Software Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Data Analysis & Visualization
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Management
  • Data Science
  • Animation
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Game Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Dev Ops

Program Benefits

Selected Candidates will receive training in specific technical skills, to empower them to be competitive in the local and global technical talent marketplace

Eligibility Requirements  

The NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Program, is open to participants and training providers across Nigeria.

How to Apply

For more details, kindly visit NITDA website at

Application Deadline

There is no Specified Deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Fellows

Are they the only skills that the programme will teach?

No, the first phase will focus on the aforementioned twelve (12) talents. There are plans to add more talents as the programme grows.

What is the duration of the training programmes in this phase?

The courses being provided during this period will typically last three (3) months.

Are in-person attendance requirements for the training sessions in place?

Since the training is hybrid, both online and in-person components are included. Although most of the training can be completed online, some parts will need to be completed in person.

Will I need to write an entry assessment?

Yes, the program combines an entry assessment to determine the skill benchmark for each applicant.

Is there a commitment fee required for selection?

There is no fee required for this phase of the programme.



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