Mobile devices firm, AfriOne, plans expansion into African market
A Nigeria mobile devices and laptop manufacturing company, AfriOne, has said that it plans to start the exportation of its gadgets to other African countries.
AfriOne’s Director of Strategy and Government Relations, Lekan Akinjide, said this during a supervision visit by the Director-General, National Information Technology Developmental Agency (NITDA), Isa Ibrahim Pantami, to the factory in Lagos.
“AfriOne has started making plans on exportation to other countries. We targeted Benin Republic. We have a good relationship with their ministry of trade and industry.
“We have targeted the Benin Republic, we have a good relationship with their ministry of trade and industry.“We are looking at setting up a second production company in Botswana like the one we have here in Lagos,” Akinjide said.
He further stated that the company’s goal is to sell affordable gadgets to consumers across Nigeria and had collaborated with companies and microfinance banks to make phones available at instalment rate to consumers.
Besides, Akinjide, who said the company determined to make smartphones affordable irrespective of the consumer’s income in Nigeria, said: “We’ve teamed up with institutions and microfinance banks to get gadgets for their employees and customers as low as N2,000 per month with an underline guarantee from the employers or the micro-finance bank.
“That is why we are manufacturing devices to suit everybody’s need.”Meanwhile, Director-General of NITDA commended AfriOne for its innovation and contribution to technology development in Nigeria.“I commend you for all that you are doing and I want to use this opportunity to thank you for investing in Nigeria,” Patanmi said.