Chams Shuts Down Digital Mall, Rues N9.2Bn Loss on ID Project
CHAMS Plc, a leading indigenous ICT firm in Nigeria, has announced the shut-down of the Ikeja ChamsCity digital Mall, due to lack of use of its digital citizen registration and mass enrolments infrastructure.
Other business process outsourcing services offered at the digital mall that includes contact centre services, computer based testing, pre-qualification employee tests and staff training, will now be offered by ChamsCity from its new location in Victoria Island, Lagos.
In its official statement issued on Tuesday, Mr. Ola Olasiyan, chief service officer, Chams Plc, said that “We lost N9.2b on ChamsCity, ChamsSwitch and CardCentre operations and have decided to close down loss makers tied to our concession on the national identity project.”
It would be recalled that ChamsCity was built in 2009 after its parent company, Chams Plc got a concession agreement from the Federal Government under the administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to deliver the National Identity project for the country.
ChamsCity malls in Lagos, Abuja, Benin and Port Harcourt were established as Nigeria’s pioneer digital mall to provide enormous capital-intensive resources which will accelerate citizen enrolment and registration for National identity management system and for large scale data management in a conducive, serene, and secured environment.
“We have remained resilient, and have taken learnings from the frustration of our concession on the national identity management project.