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Samsung, Dell Technologies and other original equipment manufacturers have formed an alliance with TD Africa to accelerate Nigeria’s digital economy goal.

The representatives of the global tech companies including Microsoft, Bosch, Cisco, Philips, Schneider Electric, Apple, Zinox and HP expressed commitment to digital transformation of organisations through the deployment of emerging technologies.

The tech firms, at the unveiling of a tech experience centre in Lagos, pledged to accelerate tech adoption and wealth creation in the country and ensure the growth of technology ecosystem in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

Speaking at the unveiling of the centre, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said the centre  was strategic to the Federal Government’s plan to build a digital Nigeria for all citizens.

The minister said it would create a huge opportunity for Nigerian youths to gain new skills.

“Achieving a Digital Nigeria is not the responsibility of government alone. The role of government is to come up with the right policies and create the enabling environment while the private sector also supports the efforts of government,” Pantami said.

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat emphasised the important role of technology as a game-changer in any society.

According to him, technology provides data and it is the most effective way to achieve the ease of doing business.

The Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, commended the Federal Government and the Lagos State government for their increased emphasis on the technology sector.

The Zinox boss stated that technology was the currency of new wealth in the 21st Century, saying that the sector holds the key to the future of Nigeria’s digital wealth.

The Head of the Tech Experience Centre, Chidalu Ekeh, stated that the centre would reduce the decision making cycle for Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers and other tech consumers.

She added that it would also serve as a training centre for young Nigerians on the latest technologies.

Ekeh said, “What we have on board is a tech genius area where our customers will be able to take advantage of the partnerships that we have with the various original equipment manufacturers on board.

 

“The centre will afford young Nigerians the opportunity to receive world-class training on the latest technologies.”

The Managing Director (Sales), TD Africa, Gozy Ijogun, explained that the centre was created to enable Africans experience technology the way it should be, adding that it would add value to the technology space on the continent.

The Director, Central and West Africa, Dell Technologies, Nicholas Travers, said the centre would reduce travel time in the procurement of technology.

He added that the centre would help reduce the decision making cycle and save huge costs and time of travelling to locations outside the continent to visit and experience these technologies.

The Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso, said the partnership would allow the company to showcase multiple technologies for the future.

Banuso stated that the centre would serve as a strategic resource point for displaying the possibilities in technology.


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