• The right call

    The right call

    In yet another move to diversify its economy, Nigeria has opened a smartphone assembly plant in Lagos, according to a Ventures Africa report.

    The unveiling included the launch of AfriOne’s Champion and Gravity smartphone ranges. The plant will also produce dual-sim mobile phones, educational tablets and Android-based smartwatches.

    Furthermore, the Lagos state government has signed an MOU that will see 5 000 higher education students benefit from broad-based knowledge regarding using ICT for both personal and organisational empowerment.

    While this is the country’s first smartphone assembly plant, a feature phone assembly plant was set up in the West African nation in 2014 – delivering a total of 50 000 Nigerian-made feature phones in 2015.

    9 May 2017
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