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How Nigeria’s multiple challenges create opportunities for tech talents – Expert

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A tech expert and the Lead Software Engineer at Kuda, Abdulazeez Imran, has said that the current multiple challenges facing Nigeria are creating huge opportunities for tech talents in the country.

Imran, who stated this in an interview with ThePressNG, said many opportunities that are not available for startups in developed countries are in Nigeria, being a developing economy with multiple challenges that can be solved with tech solutions.

While noting that many people are currently solving payment issues in the country, he said there are challenges in several other sectors including power, transportation, agriculture, and education, among others, which offer huge opportunities for tech talents to come up with solutions.

Imran noted that despite the opportunities, Nigeria is currently short of tech talents. For him, it is not just because of the recent emigration of some tech talents because the demands for tech talents in the country have always been higher than the supply.

He said this is one of the reasons the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy is implementing its 3 Million Technical Training (3MTT) program to boost the country’s tech talent pool.

He, however, noted that software developers in Nigeria are facing infrastructure challenges, especially poor power supply and high cost of good quality internet access.

Speaking on the ‘japa’ trend of tech talents out of Nigeria, the Kuda Engineer, said young talents considering better opportunities outside Nigeria must first ensure they have fully developed their expertise.

 

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