As Leo Stan donates N12.5m, Unoha gives Laptops to support the project
Imo State is positioning to become a leading digital hub in Nigeria as the private sector declares support to the state government on its SkillUpImoProject.
SkillUpImo is the youth’s digital skills empowerment programme implemented under the administration of the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, to transform Imo citizens into global citizens with relevant digital skills in the 21st Century.
Now, the project is attracting huge private sector participation as two prominent tech- entrepreneurs from the state, Chairman Zinox Technologies, Mr Leo Stan Ekeh, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Inno & Bisco Groups, Mr Innocent Chibuzor Unoha, have pledged massive support to the State Government’s vision.
While Eke made a cash donation of N12.5 million to the State’s Ministry of Digital Economy and E-government, the ministry implementing the SkillUpImo Project, Unoha donated 10 units of high-end modern laptops to the Ministry also in support of the initiative.
In addition, Ekeh also announced job opportunities for about 200 graduate trainees of the SkillupImo project with specialisation in phone repairs, digital marketing, and so on.
Ekeh’s Zinox Technologies is one of Africa’s most integrated information and communication Technology (ICT) company, first Nigerian internationally certified ICT firm was also rated as a leading ICT firm in Africa as a whole.
Ekeh is a Forbes-rated billionaire IT guru, Unoha, is an entrepreneur of note, tech enthusiast and philanthropist, who is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner, Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Government in Imo State, Dr Chimezie Amadi, said the gestures were a welcome development and a clear testament of the general appeal that the SkillUpImo Project has generated across demographics since launched in December 2022.
While thanking the donors, he said the gestures were symptomatic of the donor’s philanthropic and corporate social responsibility to the efforts of the Executive Governor of Imo State.
Amadi, on the other hand, called on corporate bodies, illustrious sons and daughters of Imo State and well-meaning Nigerians to come forward and support this noble project of rescuing the future generation and equipping them with relevant digital skills.