Buyright Africa, Edo State forge alliance for tech empowerment of public servants
By Olubunmi Adeniyi
Lagos. February 9, 2013: Buyright Africa has officially commenced its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) empowerment programme tagged the Nigerian Employees Digital Welfare Scheme (NEDWS) in Edo State, The digital equipment provider has announced.
The state became the first state to benefit from the scheme which enables Nigerian employees in both the public and private sectors to buy ICT equipment from the company under flexible payment terms.
Buyright Africa is part of the Zinox Technologies Group promoted by Nigerian technology entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh.
Items covered under the Buyright offerings include computers, smartphones, printers, scanners , projectors, UPS and other home appliances like TVs, refrigerators, deep freezers, microwave, electricity generating sets of any brand of their choice offered with the convenience of paying over a period of six months at zero interest rate.
Buyright Africa says the recent launch of the scheme saw public servants in Benin, capital of Edo State, recently taking home digital equipment ranging from laptops to phones and household appliances.
Mukoro Emomine, Managing Director of Buyright Africa promised Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole during the national launch of the project in Abuja in the last quarter of 2012 that his state may become the first to herald the official states launch.
The launch in the State was attended by prominent citizens of the State including the Yemi Keri, Executive Director, Directorate of Information Technology; T.U. Okuodoh, Permanent Secretary; Ayo Iriaye, Director of Finance and Administration and many other public servants.
Keri, commended the initiative saying it was capable of boosting IT penetration in the country. She promised to extend this opportunity of owning genuine quality products with a convenient payment plan to the teachers and every Ministry in the State.
The programmers will design a registration form that will be hosted on the State’s website to enable intending beneficiaries complete the form and select any product of their choice, Keri adds.
Managing Director of Buyright Africa, congratulated the first set of beneficiaries and encouraged other public servants of Edo State to embrace the lifestyle products and enhance their positioning to benefit from the information age.
According to him, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Cashless Policy would soon go nationwide and the micro finance schemes would become a way of life in Nigeria.
The time to begin to build a credit culture and a responsible attitude to financial commitments is now, says Emomine, who hints that several States are in touch with Buyright Africa on how their public servants can also be part of this digital exercise and plans are already in place to launch in some of these States in the next few weeks.
Other government parastatals, agencies and private organisations should take advantage of this scheme for their employees to enjoy a minimum standard of living while working hard to improve productivity, wealth creation, networking and fraud reduction, he adds.