Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CAPDAN may commence new site in 2010

THE secretary general of the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) Mr. John Oboro has said that the first phase of the new Computer Village may commence in the next six months.

Disclosing this in a chat with ITRealms Online, Mr. Oboro said that all things being equal the first phase of the development of the new computer village will commence in January 2010.

He told ITRealms Online at the union secretariat in Ikeja, that the site approved by the Lagos State Government is at Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area, in the former Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos.

“The land approved by the Lagos State government for the relocation of Computer Village is the land at Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area in the former Alimosho local government area, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. I do not know of any other land,” he said.

Also, he said, the development of the new village will be gradual because of the desire to build a befitting complex comparable with the United States’ Silicon Valley or any other in the world and acceptable to all.

“Considering the enormity of the fund involved and the desire to build a complex that people will come to adore and given the fact the state government had earlier rejected the plan submitted because they feel that it is of low standard, we want to put a masterpiece that people will come to adore, we would have started the first phase,” Oboro said.

The CAPDAN scribe further disclosed that the project is solely that of the association and that the government had only allocated land to them while the responsibility of securing financiers of the project is the group’s responsibility.

“We are waiting for reports and as soon as they come we will set up committees into various departments of the project to ensure that everybody is carried along. When the processes are completed we will roll out details of the project to all members and how they will hook up into it so that as it progresses they will be making their contributions gradually because it is going to be a mortgage arrangement,” he explained.

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