Zinox chairman tasks ICT community on increased innovations
Leo Stan-Ekeh, chairman, Zinox Group has urged stakeholders in the Information and communications technology (ICT) industry to embrace more innovation as panacea to salvaging the economy.
Stan-Ekeh made the appeal while joining other dignitaries at the unveiling of Huawei GR5 Mini Smartphone in Nigeria, at an event held in Lagos at the weekend.
The Zinox Chairman said that ICT industry can creatively leverage the present economic situation to launch the country into jobs and wealth creation, especially through government partnerships.
“I believe that money talks while wealth whispers. That’s why those in the oil sector are passing through hard times; they have had the money, but we live in a 21century when innovators dictate the tune of events.
“You (ICT Stakeholders) need not to panic, rather utilise the moment by innovating; be creative; I have been in this kind of situation on two different occasions, but I remained steadfast, knowing that technology is the way to go,” he said.
Stan-Ekeh who extolled Huawei’s technological prowess, said that Technology Distribution (TD) Limited, an arm of Zinox Group and distributor for Huawei smartphones in Nigeria, have always identified with globally recognised brands such as Microsoft, Apple, HP, Lenovo, InnJoo, among others and will replicate the fest with Huawei.
“This is the second time I will be present during a phone launch. And the reasons for my presence are obvious: TD has always identified with global number one brand. HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, Apple, and many other brands that identified with us, first, in Nigeria, have gone ahead to become global brands and I foresee Huawei achieving that feat. Any brand that is number one in China where research is high-intense has already become a global brand to reckon with.
“Secondly, Huawei is creating jobs in this economy and adding value to the system. That is one of the things that attracted me to them. I have done business in several parts of the world, but none of those areas is like Nigeria,” he said.
The Zinox Boss also said that Huawei as a company that spends billions of dollars annually on research and development (R&D), displayed high level of competences, especially with its smartphones and other devices.