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Three key objectives of Ministry of Communications’ Strategic Plan

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
02 October 2023   |   12:41 pm
The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. 'Bosun Tijani, expressed excitement on Monday to release the draft Strategic Blueprint for the Ministry.

Dr Bosun Tijani PHOTO: Twitter/@bosuntijani

The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, expressed excitement on Monday to release the draft Strategic Blueprint for the Ministry.

Tijani in the statement issued on X (formerly Twitter) urged the public to please download the document on

He said that the blueprint has been carefully crafted based on extensive engagement with stakeholders from the Ministry of Communications—departments, units, parastatals, ecosystem stakeholders and my immediate team.

Tijani added that he is confident about the ministry’s next steps as they activate this blueprint and deliver on their plans in line with the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda for the good of every Nigerian.

The Guardian hereby takes a look at three major things the Ministry of Communications hopes to achieve with its Strategic Plan…

Talent development

The Ministry of Communications’ commitment to talent development is unwavering, as they have set an ambitious goal to train 3 million early to mid-career technical talents over the next four years.

These trainings will cover tech-enabled and tech-adjacent skills, core tech competencies and advanced proficiencies.

This holistic approach is designed to empower Nigeria’s workforce to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape.

Ultimately, the strategic intent is to retain at least 1.5 million of these skilled professionals within our local talent pool and facilitate opportunities for another 1.5 million of our talented individuals to excel in the global talent marketplace, preferably through remote opportunities.


The strategic imperative of the Ministry of Communications is to position Nigeria in the top 25% percentile in research globally across six pivotal Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technological domains.

These include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Blockchain and Additive Manufacturing.

They are focused on building an environment that nurtures research and expertise in the above-mentioned technological areas through intentional programmes.

By leveraging the power of these technologies, they aim to accelerate Nigeria’s position as a recognisable player in the global technology ecosystem, thereby contributing to the growth and competitiveness of our economy.

Digital Literacy

The Ministry’s mission to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030 is a critical pillar in their vision for a digitally inclusive nation.

As an important component of our blueprint, they are committed to making substantial strides toward this goal over the next four years.

Their plan is to achieve 70% of this target by 2027, thus representing a major milestone in their path towards an inclusive and digitally empowered nation.

This agenda will adopt a multifaceted approach, including a robust educational programme, improved digital infrastructure and universal access to digital resources.

This goal will not only foster the growth of the citizens of Nigeria but also create the bedrock for a thriving economy.