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3 In-Demand And Lucrative Skills For Employability In Nigeria

Youth in Nigeria have been particularly affected by the issue of unemployment within the job market, and many people are looking for work at the moment. One of the best things you can do to get a job in this difficult time is to up-skill, so you can fill a gap in the job market and guarantee your future job security. 

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Today I’ll be talking about the most in-demand and lucrative skills for employability in Nigeria, to help you on your way.

1. CODING: Programming, Web and App Development.

At the heart of any tech product or digital service is coding. The core languages that most programming and web and app development positions need include Bootstrap, jQuery, Angular, Code Igniter, PHP/JavaScript and MySQL. These skills are listed on a regular basis in the top 10 most in-demand by employers on LinkedIn. 

Having a portfolio of projects demonstrating your coding skills can also help to validate your knowledge and expertise and help you land your dream role. Examples of mobile and responsive web development experience will give you an edge over other candidates.


This is the process of creating textual or visual content for an audience or a reader. Content can be a blog post, video or an infographic. Companies and individuals are always in need of people who can create contents for them. Some examples are video adverts for products, copy for products and, infographics.


In recent times video editing has become a very lucrative skill in Nigeria. As businesses and brands are engaging more via social media, so is demand for professional video editors on the high. With a well-groomed video editing skill, you can earn very well and become rich in Nigeria.

Video editing skills can be honed with good resources available online. Mastery of this skill is achievable via coaching from a video editor that knows his onion. Practice and dedication will make a video editor become a professional in no time. Once an editor can create a good professional video, high-paying gigs and even full-time employment becomes the order of the day for him or her.

Companies now employ full-time video editors and they are paid well. You can master this skill and get a high-paying role too.

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