Why Computer Village Remains Largest ICT Hub- CAPDAN President
…As Nawoj visits the thriving market
By Gina Emmanuel
President of the Computer and Allied Dealers Association of Nigeria (Capdan), Mr Ahmed Ojikutu has given reasons Computer Village remained the largest hub in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ojikutu, who revealed to the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ),in Lagos, who came on a courtesy visit to the market said,it is the largest hub because dealers out of their ingenuity create wealth.
According to him, Google and Wikipedia also testify to the achievement of the market in terms of revenue generation and turn over.
He also reiterated that the largest West African IT market which now contributes several millions into the coffers of the government via taxes has evolved over time and that what Capdan is now striving to achieve is take it to the next level.
The Capdan president while applauding the women journalists disclosed that women journalists are more relevant than their male counterparts and as such should live up to the expected ratings. And he was quick to add that the market is glad for the hand of fellowship extended towards the leadership of Capdan and the market.
“Being the fourth estate of the realm, federal government should include journalists particularly women in the executive arm of its tier to act as check and balance mechanism to get things right in the country”.
Ojikutu though concerned about citizen journalism on rampage said, “And now the strata of social media has widened the spectrum of the industry. We will need people in the profession who write well and knows the ethics of the profession to project a better image of the nation”.
On her part, Nawoj President, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole who was accompanied by her national and Lagos chapter executives expressed her appreciation to be home with a market that grew under her watch.
Said she: “Nawoj is proud to be associated with Capdan. Some people to the market as hustlers years back but are now CEOS. We want to partner with you on how to use the media maximally. Nawoj is looking forward to a silicon valley and we all know that Nigeria has the man power that can make a super silicon Valley and we came to help you achieve a better brand”,she stated.