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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Brian, Osun sign MoU on CANi

Balog Technologies Limited, proprietors of Brian brand of computers in the country, has announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the company and Osun State government for the supply Personal Computers (PC) through the government assisted purchase programme (GAPP) known as Computer for All Nigerians Initiative (CANi).

Managing Director, Balog Technologies Limited, Mr. Tunji Balogun, said that the ceremony took place at the Bola Ige Governor Office complex in Osogbo, and was presided over by Head of Service, Elder Segun Akinwusi, who also represented the state governor.

He described the MoU as a testimonial of the quality of Brian PCs being assembled by his firm.

“This is particularly so with the Information Technology (IT) consciousness and appreciation of this state that has taken the lead in investing heavily in the best IT highway in the country,” he said, stressing that Balog Tech is proud of the partnership with the Osun State government.

Also speaking on the development, General Manager, Brian, Mr. Sam Adeyemi, said they are fully prepared and mobilized to put high quality CANi computers in homes of every civil servant in this state.

“We’re here in Osun state to partner with both the government and a number of institutions both private and public and we call on all Nigerians particularly, residents of Osun state to cease this opportunity to own their personal computers,” he urged.

Champion Infotel recalls that Brian brand of PCs was among the four indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) endorsed by the Federal Government to participate in the CANi project.

This, Mr. Adeyemi noted, is in tune with the government’s drive at improving the local capacity and increasing computer penetration in the country, just as Brian has also been Microsoft WHQL certified to meet international standards.

He further said that the brand was recently awarded the ‘Most Improved PC Company of the year’ at the Titans of Tech and premiere partner 2007 by Intel Corporation, emphasising this was as a result of the purchases made by the company through approved channel.

“The figures of which surpassed that of representatives from other countries, won us the award, which was presented at the just concluded Intel Partners Summit held in Paris,” he said.

The ceremony witnessed by Permanent Secretaries of various state ministries also saw other partners represented including, Managing Director, CANi Project Office, Mr. Soji Romeo, Regional Director of Skye Bank, Mrs. Osibogun, and Mr. Emmanuel Udoise of Microsoft among others.

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