It appears Nigeria’s technological growth is coming up slowly but it is apparently happening. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) as part of events marking its 57th Founder’s Day launched its established Laptop Assembly Complex at the Nsukka campus.
The complex which was commissioned and launched on the 6th of October, 2017, by Alhaji Muhammmad Sa’ad Abubakar III. CFR. The Sultan Of Sokoto Addressing journalists shortly after the commissioning, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, said the goal of the project, which is known as Lion Laptops was to make laptops affordable for students, especially for training and research purposes.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Benjamin Ozumba also said that apart from making the systems available for the students and the university community, engineering students in the university will, through the plant, develop and acquire further skills in laptop assembly. The Sultan of Sokoto said the idea of the university to establish a laptop assembly plant was not only innovative, but also in line with the dreams of the founding fathers of the university.
It was also noted that the assembly plant has been projected to produce 100,000 laptops a year and also speaking, Head of the Assembly Plant, Engineer Charles Emembolu, stressed that with the establishment of the Lion Laptop Assembly plant in UNN, the institution will continue to occupy the number one position in Nigeria.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the Lion Laptops to the Sultan of Sokoto, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuani of Enugu State and his Delta State Counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.