Nigeria Secures 250 Overseas Jobs For Citizens Through New Agreement

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Nigerians can now find employment overseas thanks to a partnership between the Nigerian Government and UTEL Ltd.

 

The deal was signed in Abuja on May 21, 2024, by Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.

 

The National Talent Export Programme (NATEP), which includes this agreement, aims to link Nigerians to job opportunities in Kuwait, other GCC countries, and Scandinavia.

 

Dr Femi Adeluyi, the National Coordinator for NATEP, announced the agreement in a press statement on Tuesday.

 

The signing of this agreement marks a significant step in the government’s efforts to provide quality job opportunities for Nigerians.

 

The initiative aims to create direct employment opportunities and use the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) model to provide jobs both within Nigeria and abroad.

 

By offering structured and reputable pathways for Nigerians to work overseas, the programme seeks to reduce illegal migration.

 

UTEL Ltd, a subsidiary of Unique Agency Kuwait, specialises in providing expatriate employees for government agencies in Kuwait.

 

This partnership aligns with the government’s strategy to form beneficial international collaborations.

 

The agreement ensures that for every Nigerian who secures a job abroad, another job will be created within Nigeria’s BPO sector, and additional training will be provided to another Nigerian worker.

 

During the signing ceremony, it was revealed that 250 foreign job positions are now available for Nigerians.

 

This initiative highlights the government’s commitment to enhancing employment opportunities through global partnerships.

 

The Minister assured partners of Nigeria’s dedication to improving the skills of its workforce to support the country’s industrial development and provide skilled workers for global markets.

 

Representatives from Kuwait, Oman, and Norway attended the ceremony, showing international support for Nigeria’s talent export efforts.

 

The initiative is seen as a way to export Nigerian talent honourably and sustainably.

 

The government hopes this programme will end illegal migration and the issues that come with it by providing Nigerians with respectable job opportunities abroad.

 

By upskilling its workforce and creating global job connections, Nigeria aims to revitalise its economy and improve the livelihoods of its citizens.

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