Electronic gadget market situated in th capital city of Lagos, popularly known as Computer Village, makes about N1.5 billion daily according to the President, Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Ojikutu Adeniyi.
Adeniyi said this on Monday after the group inked a partnership deal with stakeholders from Silicon Valley, to promote infrastructural development in the Nigeria’s Information Technology.
According to him, CAPDAN is a duly registered association of genuine dealers and vendors of computers, telephones and communication gadgets.
He described Computer Village as the largest Information and Communication Technology hub in West Africa, accommodating over 3,000 ICT Small and Medium Enterprises.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Nigeria Economic Development Incorporated, Chief Temitope Ajayi, said the partnership was in continuation of the SV-NED’s efforts to build a bridge between Nigerian emerging market and the US technology giants that could transform Nigeria’s products, market and professionals.
She stated that experts from Silicon Valley US, Stanford University, New York University, Morgan State University and University of San Francisco would during SV-NED’s second immersion programme train Nigerian ICT professionals and stakeholders in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, business intelligence, blockchain, start-ups; computer software, hardware, middleware and genetics engineering, cloud, learning python, corporate executive, and SQL for data analytics.
Ajayi added that there would be training for data scientists, IT professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, leaders inspired to innovate and senior-level technology executives.
She stated that not only that the participants, after comprehensive and intensive training, would be certified by Cisco, Oracle and IBM; but would also be exposed to technological development and dynamics in the US.