RLG to launch phone, PC assembly plant
Despite the fact that there are other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) already in Nigeria, RLG Communications Nigeria Limited will launch a mobile phone and computers assembly plant in Nigeria on January 30th, 2014. The assembly plant, located in Ilesha Osun state, when operational, will create jobs for thousands of people.
RLG says in a release that the facility to be launched is also strategically named the “RLG & ADULAWO TECH CITY”. The factory is a fruition of government private partnership. The plant is designed to assemble a minimum of 5,000 mobile phones and 2,500 laptops per day. The facility also has a training center, research & development (R & D) lab, corporate office building and staff quarters amongst other facility. 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 facility has the capacity to employ 10,000 people directly and indirectly. 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. A total number of 20,000 beneficiaries will be trained on this programme. The first set of 5,000 beneficiaries have graduated already.