To increase capacity and boost free enterprise in the country, computer giant, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has expressed readiness to use their resources and expertise to aid entrepreneurs grows their businesses in Nigeria.
Managing Director, HP Africa, David Rozzio, stated this during a working official visit to Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos.Rozzio who said the company has deployed resources to assist entrepreneurs across Africa, Nigeria inclusive, promised HP would partner with SMEs in Computer Village and aid their growth. Rozzio also promised to bring more innovative products to the market through their authorized channels to build stronger ties with the village.
Speaking in the same vein, Managing Director, HP West and Central Africa, Ify Afe, stressed that it is only by working together that they could deepen technology penetration and saturation in the country.She however noted that the right training and information is crucial for proper technology saturation that is suitable for Nigerians.
According to her, Nigerians need to look beyond a short form of opportunity in the sector and build capacity to leverage on trending technology.Earlier, President, Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), Ahmed Ojikutu, said any collaboration between them and the company would have direct benefit for the market and also increase patronage of HP products in the country.
He said CAPDAN would soon hold an HP sales week to build on their special relationship with the company.He however urged them to explore areas of brand investment to build capacity in the market.Ojikutu also called on the company to build a free broadband for the village as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts noting that this would go a long way in developing the market.
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