A Classification of Technology Businesses in Nigeria

Co-Creation Hub with support from NITDA recently launched the Talent Gap Analysis project, a private-sector led effort to assess the technical talent gap in Nigeria in a bid to identify, evaluate, and prioritize current and anticipated gaps in the Nigerian IT workforce.

The first phase of the project, the talent demand analysis involves assessing the current and future workforce demands within the IT sector in Nigeria.

In order to properly the capture talent requirements in the IT industry in Nigeria, we needed to understand and categorise technology companies; and companies who depend heavily on the use of technology for their operations.

To kick-start the classification study, we organised a focus group session which involved people with over 10 years experience across multiple domains in the IT industry. The study identified the categories of technology businesses in Nigeria, the technical team structure, and finally the roles that function under each team.

Agreed categories of businesses for the purpose of this project:

  1. Product based startups
  2. Enterprise companies
  3. Companies (they depend on the use of tech for their operations)
  4. Technology infrastructure companies
  5. Technology service companies

To validate our findings, we engaged 4-6 companies in each category to verify & provide feedback which was used to modify this document.

The document below illustrates the classification of tech companies and their team structure in Nigeria







The pdf version of the classification document is available for download

If you’d like to get in touch to partner or support the talent gap analysis project please email: mxlab[at]cchubnigeria.com

You can also be a part of the research project as a volunteer, kindly register here

  • Surakat Kudehinbu

    I have a question regarding the analysis.

    In analysing the talent gap, was the generally poor digital literacy skills level within the country addressed as an issue that plays a role in widening the talent gap?


    • Mayowa Olunuga

      Hello Surakat, the research work is ongoing. We cannot make conclusions yet on our findings. However we will let you know as soon as the work is done

  • The PDF file is not accessible…link is broken…please check again

    • Mayowa Olunuga

      Hello Noibi, Kindly check again. It’s been sorted. Thanks for pointing it out.

    • Mayowa Olunuga

      Thank you

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