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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Zinox, Abia team up on CANi

LEADING Nigerian brand and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Zinox Technologies Limited, has teamed up with the Abia State to boost the Computer for All Nigerian Initiative (CANi).

This follows the launch at the weekend the state Computer for All Abians Initiative (CAAi) in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

Disclosing this, Zinox chairman, Dr. Leo-Stan Ekeh described the partnership as a well-deserved one and is expected from every government in other states of the federation.

He also commended the Abia state government for upholding the initiative, especially now that some governors are yet to settle down for business, saying that the launch shows the readiness of the government in Abia State to empower and reposition its citizenry with Information Technology (IT), especially with Zinox brand of Personal Computers (PCs) and laptops.

Also speaking to Champion Infotel on the CAAI, the chief executive of the Computerise Nigeria Project (CNP), Mrs. Vivian Abii, said that the event went well.

“It went very well and amusingly well,” she said.

Mrs. Abia equally disclosed that already, the Abia State government through the project has ordered 500 Personal Computers (PCs) made up of desktops and laptops.

This figure, she said, have been supplied immediately by CNP in collaboration with Zinox Technologies Limited.

“They have ordered almost 500 which have been supplied already,” Mrs Abia said, adding that the PCs are expected to be distributed among the state’s civil servants.

According to her, the CAAI is an initiative of the Abia State government in collaboration with AfriBank Plc, even as CNP would soon commence training for the civil servants.

“They brought their own bank, AfriBank and the next step is training for civil servants, including those who bought and potential buyers,” she said.

The essence of the training, she pointed out would be to ensure that the PCs they bought are put to use both at home and office.

She further said that the state governor, Chief Theodore Orji, endorsed CAAI and prayed that the support would continue in order for a steady progress to be recorded.

“It was very good and the government was fully behind it,” she declared.

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