The Minister of Communications Dr. Adebayo Shittu, has tasks telecom companies to help create more jobs for Nigerians.
The minister who said that the federal government would partner with Techno Nigeria Ltd to achieve the nation’s technological development drive lauded the company for employing over 3, 500 Nigerians and encourages them to do more to create job opportunities for the Nigerian youth.
He said this recently when Top Management Team of the Company paid him a courtesy visit in his Office.
Shittu stated that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fed up with the situation where Nigeria appears to be a dumping ground of foreign products, hence, the need to encourage local production of all brands of technological gadgets in the country which would also boost job creation amongst the teeming youth.
Reacting to Tecno plans to establish a techno assembly plant in Nigeria, the minister expressed delight over the development, saying that it as a step towards the right direction.
The minister added that the establishment of an assembly plant in Nigeria is long overdue,
He therefore urge the company to fast track the necessary arrangements to making the plan a reality soon.
Earlier in his speech, General Manager of Techno Nigeria Limited, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo who led the delegation disclosed that the company is set to establish a Techno Assembly Plant in Nigeria to boost the nation’s economy through job creation and in exchange of technological ideology
He revealed that Techno Products thrive in Nigerian market as a result of the enabling environment created by the Ministry of Communications while appealling for more support to sustain the favourable policies put in place as well as maintains the symbiotic relationship between the company and the government.