Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RLG to produce 5,000 mobile phones daily in Osun plant

RLG has revealed that about 5,000 mobile phones and 2,500 laptops will be produced daily in its newly built $50 million plant located in Ilesha in the State of Osun. The plant named RLG & Adulawo Tech City will also provide both direct and indirect employment to about 10,000 people.

The plant is being aided by the State of Osun in a programme to improve technology development in the state.
An RLG mobile phone
An RLG phone. Image: Technology Times
It is also expected that the company will be fitted with green technology – biogas plant to provide cooking gas for the staff quarter and also generation of 3KVA of electricity which will be used for lighting.
The factory is a fruition of a government/private partnership. The plant is designed to assemble a minimum of 5,000 mobile phones and 2,500 laptops per day.” the company said through its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Taiwo Latilo.
Latilo further explained that 90% of the components of the devices would be manufactured in the state in the next five years. “The facility also has a training centre, research & development lab and a corporate office building.” he said.
It is expected that the first set of the employees will be from the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme Technology (OYES TECH). 5,000 beneficiaries have graduated already and it is expected this programme will 20,000 beneficiaries.
Nigeria is a sleeping giant but it will wake up by 2015. Osun State will be the headquarters of ICT in Africa.” said Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.

To this end, RLG, in partnership with the state, has built its biggest assembly plant in Ilesha, to provide employment and strategically key into the industry, which today relies solely on importation.” he said.
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