Business owners in Ikeja Computer Village have asked the Federal Government to come up with policies that will enhance business growth at the nation’s largest technology market, in one of the key outcomes of Day One of Computer Village Expo 2015 that opened Tuesday in Lagos.
The stakeholders believe that the new administration led by President Buhari should promote policies that will complement the efforts of business owners in Computer Village in order to scale up their business in today’s world.
This key issue came under the spotlight at the maiden edition of Computer Village Expo 2015, the annual showcase event of the Nigeria technology market holding Tuesday December 8 – Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Haven Event Centre, (near Archbishop Vining Cathedral Church), Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.
Computer Village Expo 2015 attracted key stakeholders in the ICT sector, media and Corporate Nigeria.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Mrs Nike Shittu, CEO of Mojoy Computers”]“General statistics as far as Computer Village is concerned, we use to have a minimum of 10 to 15 thousand units of computer sales on a monthly basis. The issue now is that the place needs what you can call re-branding. Apart from selling computers, I see that place as our own Silicon Village.’’[/blockquote]
Mrs Nike Shittu, MD/CEO of Mojoy Computers said at the Computer Village Expo 2015 Thought Leadership Forum that that quick intervention of the Federal Government is needed for the development of the largest market in the country.
“We have the population, the wealth, the GDP we have the sources and the resources. We have not even explored anything in the Computer Village. All we need are good policies to ensure the development of the market”, she told attendees at the Computer Village Expo 2015 Thought Leadership Forum.
According to her, “general statistics as far as Computer Village is concerned, we use to have a minimum of 10 to 15 thousand units of computer sales on a monthly basis. The issue now is that the place needs what you can call re-branding. Apart from selling computers, I see that place as our own Silicon Village.’’
The Mojoy Computers CEO called for collaboration among business owners in the market to attract foreign investors and also attract buyers within and outside the shores of Africa.
‘’Computer Village is crying for help. People come from other African countries to do business with us in the past, but the situation is not the same now. So, let’s work together in unity so that Computer Village would be the best ICT cluster in the world”, Shittu adds.
The Computer Village Expo 2015 Thought Leadership Forum also offered two presidential aspirants for the office of the President of Computers and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), the umbrella body of the market, presenting their vision on how they intend to transform the body if given the mandate at their forthcoming elections.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Mr Godfrey Iyke Nwosu, President of Phones and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDAN) at the Computer Village Expo 2015 Thought Leadership Forum.”]“We have more than 20 million phones being sold out from Computer Village monthly and presently the market is not the same as it was before. Sales are dropping day-by-day.” [/blockquote]