MOBILE phone and accessories manufacturing company, Afrione, has announced plans to set up a mobile technology laboratory in Nigeria.
The laboratory to be set up in Lagos, in collaboration with the Lagos State Polytechnic, is aimed at training budding engineers and young Nigerians, desirous of acquiring skills along mobile technology line.
Disclosing this at this year’s edition of the ICTEL Expo, organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and held in Lagos, recently, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rajan Nahal explained that the decision to set up the factory is in support of the federal government’s policy of growing the nation’s economy and further engaging the Nigerian youths.
According to him, one of the priorities of the company, which made its debut in the nation’s business terrain two years ago, is to avail many Nigerians the opportunity to access its latest mobile offerings and put its state- of- the- art technology in their hands.
He described the launch of the new range of products, comprising the company’s wireless ear-pod, head -phones, speakers, earphones and power bank, as part of the company’s plans to further increase its market share in the nation’s mobile technology market and consolidate its position as manufacturers of ‘truly’ made- in- Nigeria products.
“We are expanding our portfolios with mobile accessories, gadgets and mobile devices. I’m glad to announce the launch of our new range of products and our new soft-wares, comprising our wireless ear-pod, head phones, speakers and earphones and power bank.
“It is part of our strategies to further expand our business frontiers in Nigeria and confirm our position as a truly made- in-Nigeria brand, and we are confident that these products will further enhance consumer experience,” he added.
Nahal, who expressed delight at the level of acceptance of the brand, since making its debut in the nation’s mobile technology market two years ago,, however added that one of the unique selling points of the brand is the long period of warranties, offered on its products, a marketing strategy, he believes, separates its products from competition.
In his welcome remarks, the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organisers of the event, Mr. Babatunde Ruwase, stated that the annual event was put together as a response to the growing needs of stakeholders in the nation’s ICT sector.
He added that the annual ICT fair is designed to ensure the trade and commerce space of the nation’s economy is fully integrated in the revolution, being experienced in the world of technology.
“Nigeria has witnessed a phenomenal growth in its ICT sector over the past two decades. However there remains enormous potential yet untapped. This Expo therefore serves as a major platform that offers opportunities to unlock these potential,” the LCCI boss added.