FG Launches National Talent Export Programme


The Nigerian government has launched a national talent export programme tagged the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP).

The program is designed to create at least, one million jobs over the next five years as a special purpose vehicle.

Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, announced this on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at an event tagged “Positioning Nigeria as a Global Talent Hub in New York, United States.

Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Dr Saadia Zahidi, who also spoke at the event, promised to support Nigeria’s effort in the new talent export programme.

According to Zahidi, “The World Economic Forum in Nigeria has a long-standing partnership and we are very happy to support this particular effort. The forum established some months ago, a skills accelerator in Nigeria and under the leadership of Her Excellency, the minister and others, we hope that we will be able to provide support to NATEP through the continuous rescaling and upskilling of the workforce that will be a part of this initiative.

The official launch of NATEP also featured a panel discussion moderated by the CEO of Outsource Global, Amal Hassan,

It also featured the Head of Policy for West and Central Africa for Meta, Adaora Ikenza, and Country Representative for Microsoft Nigeria, Dr Ola Williams.