By Nkiruka Nnorom
GIGM.COM, a subsidiary of The GIG Group, has restated its commitment to boosting economic growth through the launch of an ultramodern information technology, IT, facility to promote IT learning in the country.
The laboratory called the ‘GIG innovation Hub’, is located within the Nosakhare Model Education Centre, Benin City, Edo State and was commissioned as part of the GIGM Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, initiative funded by the Edwin – Ajare foundation.
The GIG Innovation Hub is fully equipped with modern infotech infrastructure to facilitate qualitative learning and will see the employment of well qualified tutors to transfer IT knowledge to students in a one year programme.
Speaking at the event, Mr Chidi Ajaere, Chief Executive Officer, The GIG Group, said the initiative is part of plans to ensure that the benefits of evolving technology were felt in Nigeria sooner, rather than later.
He said, “The world is increasingly being dominated by the use of technology. Outside of Africa, technologies like advanced robotics, electric and self-driving cars, artificial intelligence are already far-adopted whereas in Nigeria, some of these concepts are alien to us. As an innovative company, GIGM believes in the future of technology in Nigeria. We are doing our part to pioneer this future by empowering the young generation in the technology space. The salvation of our great country hinges on these three things: education, technology and leadership”
Ajere noted that the initiative is the first of many initiatives to be implemented by The GIG Group to empower Nigerian youths with skills required to excel in the future.