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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

PMO announces prices for CANi Pcs

Remmy Nweke

The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Computer for All Nigeria Initiative (CANi), has announced the prices of its offering under the programme, just as the federal government has purchased N1.3 billion worth of PCs from the initiative.

Programme Director at PMO, Mr. Soji Romi, made this known at a media parley in Lagos on Monday, saying that the prices for CANi-branded PCs and laptops come in various formats such as Desktop Ultra Value, Desktop Value and Desktop Mainstream as well as laptops.

He said that Desktop Ultra Value sales for N45,000, the Desktop value, for N68,000 while the laptop go for N118,000 where as the Mainstream version goes for N128,000.

The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Computer for All Nigeria Initiative (CANi), has announced the prices of its offering under the programme, just as the federal government has purchased N1.3 billion worth of PCs from the initiative.

Mr. Soji also said that the main thrust of the programme is not a mere provision of PCs to the citizenry but to instill Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in their daily existence.

The FG purchase of 14,500 CANi-branded computers, he said, was the first investment, worth N1.27 billion about $10 million, meant for the civil servants usage.

In what he called progress report of CANi since its launch on July 6, this year by President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Soji said they are poised to impact on the lives of ordinary Nigerians.
“The goal is not mere provision of PCS but the development of an ICT culture within the society,” he said.

He pointed out that the project has received impressive acceptance by the broad spectrum of the nation, especially following the purchase of 14,500 Pc units by the government.

He emphasizing that the purchase of 14,500 was made possible through the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) as each beneficiary of the PCs would enjoy a subsidy of N20,000 of the actual cost.

He further said that all orders for CANi computers have to be routed through the PMO, which clearance must be obtained. Whereas on the delivery, he said partners would be responsible for that even as the financing has already attracted three core banking institutions in the country, namely UBA, Fidelity and Skye Bank.

These banks, he said, have an estimated 100 sales outlet for CANi where customers can assess soft loans and get their computers.

Mr. Soji also said that the main thrust of the programme is not a mere provision of PCs to the citizenry but to instill Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in their daily existence.

The FG purchase of 14,500 CANi-branded computers, he said, was the first investment, worth N1.27 billion about $10 million, meant for the civil servants usage.

In what he called progress report of CANi since its launch on July 6, this year by President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Soji said they are poised to impact on the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

“The goal is not mere provision of PCS but the development of an ICT culture within the society,” he said.

Pointing out that the project has received impressive acceptance by the broad spectrum of the nation, especially following the purchase of 14,500 Pc units by the government.

He emphasizing that the purchase of 14,500 was made possible through the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) as each beneficiary of the PCs would enjoy a subsidy of N20,000 of the actual cost.

He further said that all orders for CANi computers have to be routed through the PMO, which clearance must be obtained. Whereas on the delivery, he said partners would be responsible for that even as the financing has already attracted three core banking institutions in the country, namely UBA, Fidelity and Skye Bank.

These banks, he said, have an estimated 100 sales outlet for CANi where customers can assess soft loans and get their computers.

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