In recent times, technology has contributed immensely to the growth of Nigeria’s economy. From Paystack’s $200m acquisition to Flutterwave becoming a unicorn, the success stories abound. At the root of this growth is the immense human capital powering these companies. 

According to a Google/IFC report, there are less than 100,000 software developers in Nigeria. This means the country has a lower developer-to-population ratio when compared to countries like Egypt and South Africa.  

About 43% of Nigeria’s population fall within the 0-14 age range, with such a young population, the country has the potential to position itself as a leading innovation hub globally. This means there is an opportunity to empower the next generation with the necessary skills for the future of work. As a result, the Ekiti State government is embarking on a talent development program. 

It will be a physical boot camp aimed at training 50 people in software development. This will enable the state to fast track its economic growth as well as socio-economic advancement for its citizens. 

Participation is strictly limited to residents of Ekiti who are interested in learning tech skills to land new opportunities. 

Interested applicants can apply here. Applications close on Friday, March 11th, 2022.

This boot camp is being held in partnership with TechCabal Insights. TC Insights is TechCabal’s data, research and intelligence unit which provides actionable data on startups and the tech ecosystem across Africa to investors, entrepreneurs, big tech companies, regulators and other players on and off the continent. 

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