The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is partnering with Domineum Blockchain Solutions to train 30,000 Nigerians on blockchain technology to accelerate it’s adoption in the country.
The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa disclosed this in a statement jointly signed by the agency’s Head Corporate Affairs and External Affairs , Mrs Hadiza Umar and the Co-founder of Domineum, Mohammed Jega.
Inuwa who announced the scheme at the just concluded Blockchain-day of “Digital Nigeria” said, the scholarship would 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”.
The scheme has Domineum Blockchain Solutions as the implementing partner and BSV Blockchain Academy as the course content provider.
Reacting to the announcement, Mr. Mohammed Jega, the co-founder of Domineum reiterated its commitment to delivering “quality education and equipping participants with the skills to build real-life blockchain solutions”.
Similarly, Calistus Igwilo the Course Coordinator and Country CTO of Domineum said that “blockchain will power the next generation data and the courses are carefully designed to equip participants with the right skills to become professionals and help shape the future of blockchain industry”
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.
The scholarship is open to every Nigerian that is willing to put in a minimum of 20 hours per week, has access to laptop or desktop, show commitment and determination; no prior programming experience is required.