Nigeria Signs MOU to Boost Talent Exports and Attract FDI

The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UTEL Ltd to accelerate talent export and attract foreign investment. The agreement, supervised by the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, aims to connect Nigerians with job opportunities in Kuwait, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Scandinavian nations. The initiative will be executed by the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP).

Dr. Femi Adeluyi, National Coordinator of NATEP, highlighted that these employment opportunities could be direct jobs abroad or through the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) model for those based in Nigeria. He emphasised that NATEP aims to honourably export Nigerian talents, thereby reducing illegal migration and the associated national embarrassment.

UTEL Ltd., a Nigerian subsidiary of Unique Agency Kuwait, a leading provider of expatriate employees for Kuwaiti government agencies and departments, signed the MoU. This partnership aligns with the federal government’s goal of forging mutually beneficial relationships with global institutions to create job opportunities for Nigerians. The MoU is expected to provide 250 foreign jobs for Nigerians, facilitating the country’s talent exports and enhancing its international reputation.