AFRICANGLOBE – Nigeria’s indigenous tech company, Zinox Group has announced plans to launch what will be Africa’s largest single genuine ICT product mall in 2016.
Zinox Computers group Chairman, Leo Stan Ekeh, who gave the information while speaking as a guest of Honour at the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P) last week said the mall will make Nigeria Africa’s technology landmark.
Once completed, the historic mall will be enhanced with an executive ambiance and state of the art security, round the clock internet access and other amenities.
The mall which is currently under construction will serve as a one-stop shop for all genuine ICT products from software to hardware as well as other ICT related services. It will also feature thousands of booths and shops performing different functions that are intended to satisfy all kinds of customers, from commercial wholesalers to small business retailers and end users.
The mall will lean closely on the tradition of excellence quality and the core values of innovation and integrity associated with Zinox Group, which includes Zinox Technologies Limited, Task Systems, Technology Distributions Limited, TD Plus, Buyright Africa Dotcom and others.
According to Ekeh, Zinox Computers had continued to push with innovative features such as its Naira sign keyboard feature, and a long-lasting power supply feature suited for the poor nature of electricity in Nigeria. These features proved invaluable during Nigeria’s 2011 voter registration exercise where Zinox computer systems were deployed nationwide.
While speaking at the SURE-P programme, Ekeh, who was branded as “Icon of Hope” by Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo for his incisive entrepreneurship and his vision to Computerize Nigeria advised young Nigerians to pay more attention to the technology sector as that is the miracle of this century.
According to him, “The technology sector is booming and we want to take advantage of this fact. This ICT mall will help create new jobs for many. Other employers should also take advantage of new business opportunities to provide jobs for unemployed graduates. A hungry educated man is a very dangerous person.”
He advised the federal government to quickly review the different agreements signed years back with some multinationals operating in the country in order to make them Nigerian friendly; mostly as it affects the employment of qualified Nigerians.”
“It is important to encourage our own. The Federal Government needs to provide more employment opportunities for young, fresh minds. This ICT market will give them a chance to be a part of something special.” Ekeh said.
Zinox Technologies Limited was established in 2001 to manufacture Nigeria’s first Internationally Certified Indigenous brand. Since then, the group has flourished and exceeded expectations thereby becoming the widely acclaimed ICT giant that it is today.
By: Oluwabusayo Sotunde