[Interview] Awe Oludayo, Managing Partner, OS Concepts, Nigeria
Awe Oludayo is a business analyst with specialties in business process improvement, business process improvement and business process management. He's the managing partner of OS Concepts, headquartered in Nigeria.
Please tell us about your company.
The OS Concepts is a Research and Management consulting firm with specialties in Human Capacity Development/Training, Agric-Business, Consulting (Performance Improvement, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and corporate solution development and deployment). We launched operations in 2009 and today have clients all over the world. Operating out of the company headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, we have been consistently contributing to making the Nigerian (and African) economy better by building a platform that improves the skills-set of Nigerians and Africans.
We have 3 subsidaries, namely:
The OS Concepts Academy (Training, human capacity development)
The OS Concepts Consulting (Process Optimization & Improvement, Performance Improvement, Corporate Solution Development and Deployment)
The OS Concepts Agric-Business
One of our services is a program designed for working class professionals to switch careers from non-tech to tech without necesarily learning coding. Some of those skills that we teach (with exposure to live-projects) include Business Analysis, Project Management i.e. Scrum Master (Software Project Management), UI/UX (Product Design) and Data Analysis & Analytics).
We also have substantial investments in the Agricultural sector in Nigeria, including developing Agritech solutions targeted at helping farmers in getting the best of their farming operations.
What is OS Concepts’ growth strategy for 2023?
Our growth strategy for 2023 is anchored on development of new products to meet the needs of our market (after conducting surveys to gauge the market demands). We also plan to double our presence and investments in Agrictech. We also plan to expand to new markets this year. Even though we operate out of Nigeria, we have quite a number of clients from various countries. Our long term ambition is to strengthen our presence in few other Countries especially in Africa and Europe.
How do you perceive the 2023 elections will impact local business and the economy, if at all?
The impact will be huge (just like previous elections in Nigeria). Exacerbating that impact is the new CBN cashless policy that has led to serious cash crunch in Nigeria.
What government policies can be implemented for companies to thrive in Nigeria?
There is an urgent need to simplify regulations, improve ease of business and harmonise the tax regime. The Government needs to develop policies that will address issues such as power supply, removal of consumption subsidies (fuel subsidy for example) and subsidize production instead.
What are the opportunities for Agribusiness and Agritech in Africa in 2023?
As a farmer, I have identified many opportunities for Agritech and Agribusiness in Nigeria. There are issues related to reducing farm wastes, removing logjam in farm supply-chain, solving storage problems, solving problems with access to finance and quality farming inputs. The list goes on and on.
Any news or information from your organization you’d like to share?
We are better positioned now, with various service offerings to help young Africans switch to higher paying careers without having to resign from their current job. These services provide the right knowledge base and experience necessary to triple your income within eight months.