Nursing Mother Emerges Winner of 3MTT ‘TechForGood’ Hackathon

Nursing Mother Emerges Winner of 3MTT ‘TechForGood’ Hackathon

Nabila Aliyu Musawa, a nursing mother from Kebbi State, emerges victorious at the inaugural 3MTT regional’TechForGood’ Hackathon in Sokoto State. The program is the prove event introduced by the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.

The Ministry of Innovation and Digital Economy (MIDE) continues to steadfastly support the Federal Government’s 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) initiatives. This commitment was demonstrated by the recent hackathon, which was held in Sokoto State. The event was sponsored by IHS, a telecom infrastructure service provider.

During the event, MIDE’s Commissioner, Hon. Bashar Umar Kwabo, extended congratulations to the winners. The nine participants from the first cohort of 3MTT fellows, representing the top three participants from Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara States, engaged in the regional phase, presenting innovative ideas aimed at addressing critical challenges in Nigeria.

Mr Kwabo reaffirmed the state government’s commitment to supporting youth development in tech skills and encouraged participants to improve their presentation skills for better audience engagement. He assured that “His Excellcy the Governor of Sokoto state, Dr Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto FCNA will continue to support all initiatives by the Federal Government, to ensure attainment of the overall objectives” of both President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the 9-Points agenda of Governor Aliyu-led administration.

Nabila Aliyu Musawa from Kebbi State emerged as the first-place winner with her groundbreaking waste management software solution, earning a prize of N600,000 naira. Saratu Banau Salihu and Taofiq Abdulsalam, from Sokoto State respectively secured the second and third places, receiving N300,000 naira and N100,000 naira respectively. Their projects were a Face/Biometric Hospital Record and a Pharmaceutical Software(drugs administration).

Dr. Nasir Daniya, the Permanent Secretary of MIDE, emphasized the importance of practical solutions during the TechForGood Hackathon’s idea pitches, stressing that focusing on practical solutions, rather than solely on theories, aligns directly with the event’s goals.

In his closing statement, Umar Kabir Dan-Anini, the 3MTT Community Manager, extended congratulations to the participating fellows, expressed gratitude to the judges, and formally recognized the contributions and feedback provided by the MIDES officials. He assured them that their input would be carefully considered for future events, including the upcoming hackathon for cohort two. He equally thanked Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani for initiating this National program. He further appreciated the Government of Sokoto State for their continued support to the 3MTT community.

Muhammad Abubakar