It's another Thursday afternoon and time to take a plunge into Abuja's tech ecosystem, this time with Nkechi Oguchi, CEO of Ventures Park, one of Abuja's largest co-working spaces.
In the short time since I relocated to Abuja, she has shown herself to be an accomplished Abuja whisperer.
Today, I approach her with a problem all founders can relate to—hiring skilled talent.
Her work allows her to meet many professionals, from NGO researchers to developers who work from Ventures Park, so I wanted a few tips on tapping into the talent pool she supports. We sit down to discuss the factors that attract skilled senior talent to companies in the ecosystem.
Spoiler: it's tough, especially if you are not a unicorn (or on your way to becoming one).
During our meeting, she interjects and pulls in a few senior developers—the subject of our conversation. However, the discussion that followed was both illuminating and worrying.