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NiYA is the Official Digital Platform for all Nigerian Youth, powered by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development.


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His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

"God has blessed Nigeria with a vibrant youth population, ready to learn and capable of competing in the global economy of the 21st century. We must give hope and assurance to our teeming youth population, built on a solid foundation of sustainable growth and prosperity.."-His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR


Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim

Honourable Minister For Youth DevelopmentFederal Republic of Nigeria



Welcome to The Nigerian Youth Academy (NiYA), a hub of inspiration, transformation, limitless possibilities, and opportunity for the future of our nation. As the Minister of State for Youth Development, I am honoured to be bringing you warm greetings. This platform is for us, by us, developed to become the place where we gain knowledge, skills, and connect with one another as we build a brighter future for all youths across the country. The struggle has been real and intense in recent years, and I understand the challenges and aspirations you have, the hurdles you face, the dreams you harbour, and the potential that lies within each of us.
Now, in a position to effect change, I have created NiYA to give millions of youths across the country access to a growing collection of Online Classes that you can take at your own pace, from any location, at any time. With our Live Classes, you will also connect with subject matter experts in real time and learn on-the-go. You will also have access to our digital community, stay up-to-date on opportunities and information to boost your career and entrepreneurship prospects. We will also partner with leading institutions of learning, corporate bodies, academia, and development organisations to build a large ecosystem for our youths.

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    At NiYA, our mantra is "One Youth, Two Skills." This underscores the idea that each young person should have access to a comprehensive set of skills, going beyond a singular focus. It aligns with the notion that a diverse skill set enhances an individual's versatility, employability, and overall ability to navigate and contribute meaningfully to various aspects of life, whether it be in education, employment, entrepreneurship, or community engagement. We are the largest group in the country, and the wind that will drive change. NiYA is our digital place where we can grow, connect, and thrive. As you embark on this transformative journey, remember that you're not alone. I stand by your side, not just as a minister but as someone who understands your journey. 

Ayodele Olawande

Honourable Minister of State For Youth Development Federal Republic of Nigeria

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  • What is NiYA

    NiYA stands for Nigerian Youth Academy, a platform empowering young Nigerians with knowledge, skills, and mentorship to unlock their potential and become future leaders.

  • Who is NiYA for?

    NiYA caters to all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 years, from all regions and local government areas of the country. Any youth interested in acquiring skills and belonging to the largest online digital community of Nigerian Youths. 

  • Aside from online courses, what else does NiYA offer?

    NiYA also provides live classes, online job / career fairs, membership zones, forums, startup supports, podcasts, mentorship programs, networking opportunities, and lifetime access to our resource centre. 

  • What types of courses does NiYA offer?

    NiYA offers a diverse range of online courses covering various topics like business, technology, finance, life skills, personal development, and more. We have categorised them into 3 - Technical Skills to get Jobs, Soft Skills to actualise your full potentials and Others to grow your international knowledge and self-identity. 

  • Is NiYA free to join? 

    NiYA is completely FREE, thanks to our partners and sponsors. 

  • Do I receive a certificate upon completing a course?

     Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion for successfully finishing a NiYA course.

"To invest in the Nigerian youth is to invest in the very soul of the nation, acknowledging their capacity to innovate, lead, and redefine the future trajectory of our great country."

Mr. Ayodele Olawande