FG, Wema Bank To Set Up MSME Tech Hubs Across Nigeria
The Federal Government, through the Office of the Vice President in partnership with Wema Bank, Nigeria’s leading innovative bank has announced plans to launch a digital hub that will empower one million youths with digital and related skills, across the country.
This was made known through a statement issued by the Director of Information in the office of the Vice President, Mr. Olusola Abiola. He said this was in line with the Bola Tinubu administration’s commitment to providing more digital jobs for young Nigerians.
The centres to be known as FGN/ALAT Digital and SkillNnovation Hub, will open first in Lagos and Borno states with Katsina, Cross River, Anambra, Oyo, and Kano to follow afterward. They will be run in partnership with a leading financial institution in Nigeria, Wema Bank.
The arrangement for the initiative was reached after a recent meeting between representatives of the bank and Vice President Kashim Shettima in Abuja.
The strategic objectives of the programme include: empowering young entrepreneurs by providing them with tailored financial products, training, and support to enable them to build sustainable businesses that will support the growth of Nigeria’s economy.