Nigeria’s first indigenous laptop assembly complex opens up at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). The complex, was commissioned at the recent UNN’s Founders’ Day by the trio of Sultan of Sokoto, (Hon.) Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and his Delta State counterpart, Senator Okowa of Delta State.
The Complex with a capacity to produce 100,000 laptops a year was delivered by Crestsage Limited a Lagos-based technology company under a management arrangement with BOC (Benefiting Our Community) Innovations Limited.
In 2015, the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba initiated the one laptop per student initiative in his bid to ensure 21st century compliant learning for the university students.
This initiative was triggered by the recent high foreign exchange rates hence the vision of this production project. Engr Charles Emembolu, the CEO of Crestsage who is also an alumnus of the university explained that the Lion laptop project will deliver local content in the billion-naira industry by value substitution of components with locally available materials and labour.