A business woman, Mrs Joy Bolarin on Tuesday called on Nigerians to tap into online trading and business opportunities because of its capacity to fast track and grow the nation’s economy.
Bolarin made the call at a one-day business seminar held in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the seminar tagged: “Exploring online Business Potential: Bitcom Advantage as a Case Study’’, attracted over 50 participants across the three wards of the communities.
It was jointly sponsored by Bitcom Advantage Online Trading (BAOT) and MMM Computers Enterprises Ltd.
Bolarin, who is one of the Coordinators of BAOT in Kwara, said that the country was presently ripe with potential to compete favourable in the global online business space.
She said that notable improvement and recent technological breakthrough in data networking had made the citizens formidable competitors in global online business.
Bolarin said that the country’s over dependence on oil and its attendant dwindling fortune had caused more harm than good and had retarded the growth of the nation’s economy.
She said that such online trading opportunities, if well harnessed, could assist the government efforts aimed at diversifying the nation’s economy.
“There are numerous genuine profitable online trading platforms that will impact profitably on the citizen’s standard of living.
“This is in spite of many challenges confronting online businesses and trading as regard the issue of sharp practices, sustainability, cybercrimes and others.
“Online businesses now become easier as more improvement are abound across cities and villages as far as data usage and networking is concerned,” she said.
Bolarin said that such online business platforms had the capabilities to impact on the nation’s Growth Domestic Products (GDP) thereby reduce inflation rate to a barest minimum.
“It would also reduce the burden on government at all tiers in terms of providing employment opportunities for both the youths and the elderly in the society,” she said.
She listed other benefits of online business networking as interaction with global business professionals and making new friends.
Others are free business counseling as well as accessibility to improved global markets.
“With Bitcom Advantage you can engage in real estate management, online trading referrals as well as cash investment to make profit and gains without stress,” she said.
The Chief Executive Officer, MMM computers, Mrs Funmilayo Alabi, said the company’s collaboration was aimed at creating awareness to the youths on the accrued benefits and opportunities of online trade network.
Mr Francis Adelodun, a participant described the seminar as an eye opener on online business opportunities and potential.