By SundiataPOST, Abuja
Outsourcing is the contracting out of a business process to a third-party which sometimes involves transferring employees and assets from one firm to another.
The NAITEOC chairman, Dr David Onu, made the disclosure at the second “National Outsourcing Conference’’ with the theme “Empowering the Outsourcing Sector for Service Delivery and Job Creation” on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said outsourcing could create jobs “if the necessary policy and infrastructure are put in place.’’
“With the right policy and necessary infrastructure in place, outsourcing has the potential to create five million direct and indirect jobs in Nigeria in the next five years,’’ he added.
Onu stressed the need for government establishments and corporate organisations to embrace outsourcing.
In her remarks, the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, said the ministry would continue to provide the necessary infrastructure and policy for outsourcing to grow in Nigeria.
The acting Director-General of NITDA, Dr Sani Daura, said the vision of the conference was to build a virile outsourcing sector that would drive service delivery and employment generation in the country.
He said “the outsourcing strategy is part of a broader ICT developmental effort that seeks to make Nigeria a regional hub by 2020.’’
“India’s share alone amounts to nearly 17.2 billion dollars.
“Our aim is to be the market hub of outsourcing in Africa and to provide over 100,000 jobs annually for our teeming unemployed youths in the next three years,’’ Daura said.