In the past few quarters, there has been an upward surge in the clamor for made in Nigeria goods, which was inspired by the dwindling value of the naira against the united states dollars. I guess some of these calls have been answered.
AfriOne Limited has launched today, in Lagos, an assembly plant while it serves as a pioneer in the manufacture and assembly of high-end communication technology in the African space. The assembly plant was inaugurated by Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode along with the founder and CEO of the company, Sahir Berry, Roheen Berry (MD, Contec Global), Hemang Kapur (AfriOne c0-founder and CTO) and Lekan Akinjide (CCO).
According to the company, they describe the launch as “a technological breakthrough and precedent for the enterprise and Nigeria’s 170 million strong populous.”
AfriOne Limited are full fans of corporate socio-economic development, while they also support the “Made in Nigeria” mantra. According to Sahir Berry, the founder and CEO of the company, “We model products that utilise cutting-edge technology, reflect a modern, sleek design and integrate the latest and arguably necessary financial technology such as mobile health, mobile education and mobile banking – all with the goal of facilitating connectivity among Nigerians and the rest of the world”
Hemang Kapur, a co-founder and CTO of the company says that “AfriOne aims to democratise technology, by offering affordable innovations through our product offerings and removing barriers for large scale adoption of advanced technologies in Nigeria – hence our motto AfriOne – one for everyone”
“We offer a wide range of feature-rich and technologically loaded product lines from dual sim mobile phones to educational tablet PCs and even android smart watches,”
The company currently employs approximately 500 staffs. With this, Roheen Berry rightly said that “We are tangibly investing in Nigeria’s future while providing a valuable skill-set to its work-force that will facilitate continued innovation in Nigeria’s emerging, dynamic and robust market”.
“In adherence to the AfriOne in-house agenda, young men and women have the opportunity to be involved in product development and strategic management training programs,”