Mr Adeleke Alex-Adedipe, Founding Partner of DOA Law Firm, Lagos, on Wednesday said that technological advancement would boost productivity, enhance businesses and aid government’s growth and recovery plan.
Alex-Adedipe spoke at a news conference to herald the second Annual Business Series of DOA Law Firm scheduled for May 20 in Lagos.
The conference had the theme ”Investment in Nigeria’s Telecommunication, Media and Technology Market”.
He said that advancement in technology would be facilitated when requisite laws would be put in perspectives.
“We want to be able to compete with other places were technology and investment in technology have been a great success.
“The conference is designed to stimulate discussions and resolutions that can generate possible roadmaps for an industry that can assist the government’s growth and recovery plan.
“Technology has transformed the approach, swiftness, comfort and period with which business activities are conducted; technology has important effects in business operations.
“No matter the size of your enterprise, technology has both tangible and intagible benefits that increase your productivity and ease of doing business,” he said
According to him, DOA has embraced technology in addition to the business of law, and has realised the need for discussions that can drive technological advancement in Nigeria.
He said that the conference would bring innovators together to fashion out ways of growing businesses.
A Partner at DOA, Mrs Soibi Ovia, said at the conference that besides technology, DOA felt strongly about intellectual property and its impact on the society.
She stressed the need for the protection of intellectual property which, she said, extended to copy right, patent and trade marks, among others, so as improve productivity.
According to her, intellectual property enabling laws must contain relevant provisions to give effect to their enforcement.
Ovia said that the conference would also discuss intellectual property laws.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the business series divided into three sessions will discuss ”Investment in Mobile Payment and Financial Institutions”.
It will also discuss “Technology Investment in Nigeria and the Growing Need for Intellectual Property Protection”, as well as ”The Nigerian TMT Investors”.