ICTs for Youth Empowerment in Nigeria

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The state government of Osun and private companies RLG and Airtel Nigeria have teamed up to promote youth empowerment in the country.

The initiative, the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme on Technology (OYESTECH), has trained 1,500 people and employed 150 in just one year. As part of the project, Airtel buys products produced at the RLG/Adulawo Technology City.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola says, referring to Technology City, “this plant, a public-private partnership with RLG Global is the biggest in Africa and the first of its kind in Nigeria, given the potential of the electronics gadgets in Nigeria, from mobile phones, LCD TVs, tablets etc., the potentials are very great.”

Recently, Technology City has expanded its products to include “Educational laptops, EL3…, the Smart Projector, Uhuru Accu phone, and the high-end Uhuru Titan.”

Mr. Alex Lu, CEO of RLG Global notes that this expansion demonstrates the success of this project and its potential to continue empowering youths and growing the country’s economy.

Source: Editorial Board, Guardian NewsPapers