A UK firm is said to be in talks with Zinox Group to build Africa’s largest online mall,according to new reports by Nigeria Communications Week.
The project was earlier announced by Zinox Group’s Leo Stan Ekeh in May at the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P) event.
Speaking as the guest of honor at the event that time, Ekeh talked about a brick and mortar ICT mall expected to be Nigeria’s one-stop shop for both ICT software and hardware. The move to have an online version for the the country’s major wholesalers and retailers will help reach many more in the country with over 45 million internet users.
At the SURE-P programme, Ekeh said the ICT mall will create new jobs and encourage local creation. According to reports the UK firm, will work with Zinox’s Task Systems as it has been at the forefront of the country’s digital development and has the industry track record to do so.The online mall will also have physical pick up points in 36 states around Nigeria.
Leo Stan Ekeh is known for incisive entrepreneurship and as Chairman of the Zinox Group, he has been at the forefront of computerizing Nigeria.