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Firm partners Lagos to curb tech brain drain



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Support device company, Tek Expert, has said it will partner with Lagos State government to nurture and invest in tech talents in Nigeria that in line with its mission to stem brain drain in Nigeria.

A statement said this firm gave this commitment when Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, paid a visit to Tek Experts’ office in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The statement said Sanwo-Olu met with executives from the global tech support and services company, to discuss possible collaborations in the areas of technology and skills transfer.

At the meeting, he noted that technology and innovation was a critical component of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, the framework for policy and project implementation.

“With Tek Experts’ outlook, there may be grounds for solid partnership in the relevant areas of our policy agenda,” he said.

Tek Experts said its Lagos office had sourced over 1,800 technical experts locally to service and support its regional and global clients.

“This is a major contributory effort in reversing the continuous migration of Nigerian tech talents to other countries for better opportunities, which negatively impacts the local economy,” it stated.

Tek Experts Country Manager Nigeria, Olugbolohan Olusanya, said “Tek Experts is dedicated to redefining the tech industry. We pride ourselves on our technical expertise to support technology companies by transforming their technical support and services function into a strategic value creation engine for growth.

“Through our partnership with the Nigerian government and some of the world’s largest technology brands we have been able to source, skill, and scale local talent for the ICT industry.”

The stated said awareness about the negative effects of brain-drain on the local tech industry and the Nigerian economy was the motivation for Tek Experts’ global advocacy and concerted efforts at dispelling misconceptions held about Nigeria’s political stability, infrastructure and talents.

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