With so many graduates and qualified people in Nigeria, why do companies always seek to employ foreigners "expat'' to do jobs that Nigerians can do. Seems like we still have the colonial mind! My brother works in a hotel, where his manager used to work in the UK as a front desk receptionist, Why because he has managerial experience? He is white?
Do we have employment policies that protect jobs for Nigerians? For example, see this job ad, culled from: http://nigeriawhatisnew.blogspot.com/2006/10/another-reason-nigeriaafrica-does-not.html
Job Title: IT Project Manager
Salary/Pay Rate: £1,050 - £1,300 pcm
Other Unique Job ID: 9466263
Ideal for candidates from Eastern Europe e.g. Romania, Ukraine, Belarus etc with the following profile:
IT Background:- Windows server and networking- SQL server
Telecom Background:- TCP-/IP, networking- WAN and CDMA, GPRS knowledge is good but not mandatory