- ‘Govt Should Create More Jobs Through Internet’
The Group Managing Director of Courtevelle Business Solutions Plc, Adebola Akindele, has called on the federal and state governments to do more in embracing Internet technology as a tool for job creation.
He made this call in his office recently when some delegates of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, Lagos Mainland and District Society paid him a courtesy visit.
He said, “E-business is the way to go because as a global economic participant, you cannot be caught lagging behind. E-commerce and E-business have actually solved a lot of what used to be brick and mortar requirements towards doing business in the past, where you required a lot of capital to do business. But now, everything is on the Internet and the cloud.”
The Courtevelle GMD, who is a chartered accountant and e-business expert, believed that the electronic version of what used to be the procedures in business was now the best option.
“It is about being able to move with factors of production and factors of production are now quite mobile,” he said.
Dismissing the belief that Internet technology would take away people’s job, Adebola said, “It is disruptive and it cannot be seen in the light of taking away people’s job but creating opportunities every time along several value chains for people to fill themselves into various world.
“We are able to create indirect employment up to 5,000 though we have direct employment of about 200 and that has been possible because of the Internet technology,” he said.
While commending the Federal Government for moving in the right direction with the deployment of the Treasury Single Account system, he added that there was still a long way to go.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of LMDS, Olatunde Ayadi, pointed out that identifying areas of cooperation between Courtevelle Business Solutions and the district was part of the objectives of their visit.