RLG assembly plant to create thousands of jobs
By BiztechAfrica – Jan. 31, 2014, 9 a.m.
RLG Communications aims to create up to 10,000 direct and indirect job opportunities through its new assembly plant opening in Nigeria’s Ilesha Osun State.
The facility, named “RLG & ADULAWO TECH CITY”, officially launches this week and is the result of a government private partnership. The plant is designed to assemble a minimum of 5,000 mobile phones and 2,500 laptops per day. It also includes a training centres, research & development (R & D) lab, corporate office building and staff quarters. Also installed at the facility is Green Technology – Biogas Plant, which will provide cooking gas for the staff quarter and also the capacity to generate 3KVA electricity which can be used for lighting.
The first set of employees are the beneficiaries of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme Technology (OYESTECH), a programme set up by the state government to equip youths in ICT and it was implemented by the RLG training institute.
RLG Communications says the plant aims to begin full production towards the end of this year.