By Naomi Uzor
StarTimes Nigeria said it has invested over $220m in Nigeria and will in July introduce solar panels into the Nigerian market.
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. David Zhang disclosed this in a media parley adding that the company has also employed more Nigerians.
He said the company has created direct employment for over 1,000 Nigerians in the 36 states and indirect employment for more than 3,000 staff through their dealers.
According to him, by the second quarter of this year, the company will be introducing solar power panel to help cushion the epileptic power situation in the country.
“We all know the epileptic nature of our power supply, this solar power also comes with T.V and inbuilt decoder, and if you already have your T.V and decoder, you can just buy the solar power panel and sack NEPA right away as from July. We are not relenting, Startimes is always thinking of how to make life better for Nigerians and Africans at large.
“Because of our influence in Africa, the Chinese Government selected us to implement the Access to digital satellite TV for 10,000 African villages, with Nigeria getting 1,000 of those villages. This project is almost completed and we are proud to be the contractors in all of Africa,” he said.