The employment market in Nigeria is expected to receive a boost as a leading Lithuanian consulting and product engineering company, TeleSoftas, is set to expand its operations into Nigeria with a physical outpost to be launched In Abuja.
Speaking at the Digital Explorers Program, CEO/Founder of TeleSoftas, Algirdas Stonys, said the launch of TeleSoftas in Nigeria will open tech talents to more global work opportunities, inspire more foreign companies to expand to Nigeria, and promote cross-border trade, paving the way for sustainable development.
Algirdas stated that the decision to set up operations in Nigeria was driven by the success of the Digital Explorers Program (an EU-funded program executed by Ventures Platform, Nigeria and AfriKo, Lithuania, aimed at matching Nigerian Tech Talent to Lithuanian companies for a 1-year traineeship).
According to Algirdas, “TeleSoftas expansions to Nigeria is proof of how much value Nigerian youth have to offer to the world and we are very excited to help prove that”.
For over 18 years, TeleSoftas has been helping businesses build full products from start to finish, including but not limited to UX / UI Design, Front-end Development, Back-end
Development, Enterprise Mobile, and Web Application Development. Founded in 2004, the TeleSoftas team consists of over 240 top-level experts, engineers, and designers, based in the three biggest cities in Lithuania, and has representatives in Switzerland, Amsterdam, and San Francisco.
As part of its mission to champion product-led growth worldwide, the European company is on a quest to discover Nigeria’s most promising tech talents and leverage their creative minds to build innovative products.
Founded on principles of networking, sharing, and open collaboration, the company works to create distinguished software solutions for clients around the world.
The Digital Explorers Program resulted in TeleSoftas hiring 5 engineers. Having worked with Nigerian talents, TeleSoftas has come to realize that tech talent is the new oil in Nigeria and, as such, should be amplified.
The TeleSoftas Nigerian expansion is managed by a business development company, The
Orbra Company, led by Ololade Otayemi. According to Ololade Otayemi “The move of
TeleSoftas to Nigeria is a step forward in bridging the gap between Nigeria, Lithuania, and Other countries within the EU”.
The TeleSoftas outpost in Nigeria will be led by Mimshach Obioha, the former Executive Director of Ventures Platforms Foundation.
The official launch is scheduled to take place in September at a Hybrid event and will play host to stakeholders in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. This event is themed “ Tech Talent, Nigeria’s new oil ” and is aimed at highlighting the promise and potential of the talent within the Nigerian ecosystem and how it can further be leveraged for sustainable development.