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FG to train 40,000 youths in cybersecurity

The federal government and the Halogen Group have announced a partnership agreement to train 40,000 youths across the country on cybersecurity.  

The government and the IT security firm’s officials who made the announcement at the signing ceremony in Abuja said the training would further encourage youth participation in addressing Nigeria’s myriad of problems with cyber security.

Halogen’s Chief Operating Officer of Academy Halogen, Dr Wale Adeagbo who signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the training on behalf of his company said Nigeria’s economy would be impacted positively with the training.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alh. Ismaila Abubakar, signed on behalf of the Youth and Sports Ministry in Abuja. 

Dare while signing the agreement stated that the training programme is very significant and timely, especially as Nigeria now has a growing population of youth ready to offer a wide pool of talents in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that can be trained to utilise, develop and drive technological advancements for the betterment of the country. 

“Cybersecurity along with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics now offers great career opportunities to professionals. More stringent regulation will see an increased demand for cybersecurity professionals in Nigeria,” he said.

But Adeagbo noted that the free training was the first phase of the partnership. “Halogen is excited again to be at the vanguard of a project that will change the narratives of youth development to a remarkable one.

“After the training 25 per cent of the participants will undergo certification programs which will also be co-sponsored by the ministry and Halogen. Internship opportunities will be made available to youths who participate in the certification programme”.

 

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