This is part of its sustained commitment to improvement of ICT skills in millions of youths and entrepreneurs and Nigeria’s sustainable economic growth.


ICT and telecommunications sectors giants such as Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, HP, Asus, Tecno, RLG, Zinox, Airtel and Diamond Bank are part of this great initiative designed to help Nigerians better understand how an affordable PC with more functionality and operational features can improve their lives.

Intel’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Cidgem Ertem said, the objective of the program is to expand the laptop and broadbank market reach to other states, hence its partnership with Diamond Bank and Airtel to achieve a truly smart and connected Nigeria.

He was speaking at the launch of the initiative under the theme ‘With a Computer You are Powerful’ in Lagos.

He explained that the purpose of the collaboration with other ecosystem partners in Nigeria was to help in creating enabling environment for improved PCs and ICT skills acquisition for millions of Nigerian youths and entrepreneurs as a means of creating a knowledgeable workforce required for Nigeria’s competitiveness in the global economy..

Addressing the forum, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation/Youth Empowerment, Mr Afolabi Imokhuede, restated Federal Government’s determination to tackle youth unemployment in the country as a strategic step towards creating a competent workforce needed by Nigeria to become globally competitive.

He said, there is the need for all stakeholders to support the drive towards delivering affordable PCs to the Nigerian market.




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