Vice President Kashim Shettima has expressed confidence that the ongoing reforms under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu will pave the way for a prosperous future for Nigeria. The initiative, highlighted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), aims to tap into a portion of the global Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) Market, valued at $8.79 trillion.

Describing President Tinubu as a visionary and refined economic strategist, Shettima acknowledged his firm grasp of the challenges facing Nigeria within the global landscape. He assured Nigerians that Tinubu’s resilience and foresight would be instrumental in steering the nation towards economic prosperity.

While acknowledging that the economic decisions made by the administration may pose short-term challenges, Shettima emphasized their strategic nature in strengthening the country’s economic foundation. He urged Nigerians to be patient, assuring them that the reforms in progress would weather challenges and lead to a future of economic gratitude.

Shettima expressed confidence in the Outsource to Nigeria Initiative (OTNI), stating that it would transform the country’s economic fortunes, generating millions of job opportunities and fostering unprecedented growth in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Information Technology-enabled services sector. He highlighted the initiative’s role in linking global firms with Nigeria’s abundant talents and skills.

The Vice President sees outsourcing as a strategy to counteract brain drain, channeling talents and skills into rebuilding a more functional Nigeria. Shettima emphasized that OTNI signifies a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors, aiming to showcase Nigeria as the preferred outsourcing destination, connecting Nigerian youths to global job opportunities and attracting investments.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe noted the significance of launching the initiative in the state, attributing it to the region’s potential and strides in fostering a conducive environment for technology innovation and economic growth. The Founder/CEO of OTNI, Amal Hassan, highlighted Nigeria’s high potential in the African BPO industry, emphasizing the initiative’s goal to showcase the country as a preferred outsourcing destination and connect Nigerian youths to global opportunities.


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