Leo Stan Ekeh, the Nigerian tech billionaire and Chairman of Zinox Group, says his conglomerate will inject N18 billion into its operation in 2014 as part of an ambitious plan to become Africa’s biggest technology industry player.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Gozy Ijogun, MD of Sale and Marketing at TD mobile”]According to Ijogun, “over 60% of Nigerians do not have access to the Internet and a good number of the 170 million population cannot yet afford a laptop. With affordable smart devices with quality screen, software and user experience, TD Mobile is that window to the world for many Nigerians.” [/blockquote]
Ekeh drop this hint at the official launch of TD Mobile, a subsidiary of the Zinox Group focused on mobile devices and entering the market with promises to fight against sales and distribution of fake and substandard technology products in Nigeria.
“Although it is not easy to operate in this environment, but we are not chasing after money rather the passion to get it right. TD has bright Nigerians that will keep taking the brand and bring out the best in it’’ Ekeh told attendees at the launch event graced by major stakeholders in ICT, banking sectors, media, entertainment and corporate Nigeria.
Ekeh also promised that products from the company would come with one-of-a-kind guarantee: online serial number confirmations that authenticate users of all mobile devices.
Corroborating Ekeh’s promise, Gozy Ijogun, the soft-spoken MD of Sale and Marketing at TD Mobile rolled out a well-articulated statistics of smartphone penetration and distribution as at Q1 2014 said. For Ijogun, the excitement in TD Mobile goes beyond history as it touches on economics and both the science and art of business.
“Our industry has a lot of things going for it. The worldwide smartphone market reached a milestone this year with a billion units sold and an aggressive 40% growth from 2012 numbers and a healthy projection next year”, the TD Mobile boss said.
“With dwindling growth rates across most sectors worldwide, those of us in the ICT sector should charge our glasses in readiness to celebrate”, Ijogun told the audience.
According to Ijogun, “over 60% of Nigerians do not have access to the Internet and a good number of the 170 million population cannot yet afford a laptop. With affordable smart devices with quality screen, software and user experience, TD Mobile is that window to the world for many Nigerians.”
Commenting on the significances of TD Mobile’s entry into the market, Obilo Onuoha of the commercial banking division, Access Bank Plc., said that, “we have been working with TD for over seven years and they have issue risen to a leadership position in the ICT market place. The Group has put a lot of effort into learning this business which is evidenced by their ability to deliver service and maintain and nurture good client relationships.”
According to Onuoha, the introduction of TD Mobile is without question a remarkable achievement for the Nigerian technology company, Zinox.