Expert wants local content laws enforced

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By Bukola Adetoye

Mr Abiodun Atobatele, the Chief Executive of  ATB Techsoft Solutions Ltd., a software development company,  on Friday called on the Federal Government to enforce implementation of local content laws.

Atobatele made the call in Lagos during the inauguration of new software developed by his company called “Ultisure”.

He said that the software was developed by the company to bridge gaps in insurance operations and other businesses

“The only way we can create thousands of technology jobs in Nigeria is when the government enforced existing laws and regulations on local content.

“They make it compulsory for companies to buy software developed in Nigeria by Nigerians,” he said.

Atobatele said that the software would place insurance industry at the same pedestal with her counterparts in other climes.

He said that Ultisure would assist in insurance policy administration and give practitioners more elbow room to create insurance products irrespective of their complexities.

He said that the software could handle core insurance processes and had additional features that complimented these processes and could also be decoupled as an independent system.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved with this solution we are releasing to the market.

“It is a result of seven years of dedication, hard work, research and investment which could not have been achieved without software architects who are ranked amongst the smartest people in the world.

“What we have done is to offer software solutions of higher standard and functionality to the market at a much lower cost,” he said.

“This means Nigerian organisations do not have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to procure software abroad,” he said.

Atobatele said that available data from the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) showed that organisations in the country spent over one billion dollars annually to procure software.

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  1. Oga Leo Reply

    Hello, this is interesting but why did you use minister of communication’s picture, he is’nt connected to the news