Nigeria has signed a $116 million financing agreement with the French Government to support the investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (I-DICE) programme, an initiative led by the office of Vice President, Senator Kashim Shetima
The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, who disclosed this via his X handle, said the $116 million is part of a $600 million financing agreement from a consortium of development partners aimed at creating job opportunities in the creative and digital technology sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Tijani said the financing partners include the French Development Agency; African Development Bank (AfDB), Islamic Development Bank and Bank of Industry.
The minister said the agreement would go a long way towards repositioning the Nigerian economy for greater exploits.
Meanwhile, Tijani said that the over one million applicants for the government’s three million Technical Talent (3MTT) programme would be made to undergo an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) course.