The Minister for Industry, Trade, and Investment; Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite has launched the National Talent Export Programme, (NATEP) to make Nigeria a talent export hub to create one million jobs in the next five years.
The program launched at the Microsoft office in NewYork on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly UNGA in NewYork; United States of America, is on behalf of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in New York.
NATEP is a special-purpose vehicle leveraging on the large population of teeming tech-savvy youth doing well in all facets of life.
“The initiative is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda to diversify the Nigerian economy, create sustainability opportunities, and generate about 50 million jobs for the youths over time.
“As part of our strategy towards achieving this, President Bola Tinubu whose agenda for job creation, we have initiated a national talent export program for Nigeria, which targets the creation of one million jobs across Nigeria.
“With a target of over five years in line with the theme of this year’s UNGA, which is rebuilding trust and igniting global solidarity, accelerating action on the 2030 agenda and the sustainable development goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all”.
“Nigeria can supply top talent for the global service export and outsourcing business, with over 1.7 million graduates from higher education institutions entering the workforce annually, this will reduce the burden of unemployed and over-dependent on the Government for jobs.”
NATEP is specially created to arrest the bottleneck facing the talent and service sector export industry, which will enhance competitiveness, and innovation, and drive sustainable development growth, Empowerment, and training through trade and value chain exchange.