A partnership has been agreed between Taiwan-based company MSI and Nigerian IT & C Networks which seeks to tap into the immense potential of Nigeria’s personal computer market.
IT & C Networks will market and distribute a wide range of laptops and PCs made in Taiwan, while plans have been revealed to set up a manufacturing plant in Nigeria.
Figures released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) show only seven out of every 1,000 Nigerians have personal computers.
Nnamdi Nnoruka, Chief Executive of IT & C Networks, said: “One of the reasons we selected MSI as our partner is the fact that most computer brands do not manufacture. They do not produce their own computers. They award contracts to manufacturers who produce these computers for them.
“We found a company with its own manufacturing outfit, a company that is grounded in the production of very high quality mother boards and because we have a mind to go into partnership with them for the purpose of manufacturing locally in Nigeria, we selected them.”
The goal of the plant transcends will not only aid quicker distribution of products, but also promote the development of Nigerian contents.
Nnoruka added the objective of IT & C is “to take the computers into the consciousness of the Nigerian public, especially the young people.”