Osun Trains 5,000 Youths On ICT In OYESTECH II {PHOTOS}

A telecommunications company, RLG Adulawo Technology City in Ilesa in the State of Osun has begun the training of about 5,000 Youths of the state in ICT under the phase two of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme Technology, OYESTECH.

The training organized in conjunction with the State Government and Omoluabi Holdings for free is going on simultaneously across all the nine federal constituencies in the state.

The ICT training covers areas like Digital TV Assemblage and Repairs, Phone Assemblage and Repairs, Computer Assemblage and Repairs which is an entrepreneurship empowerment initiative.

The move according to the organizers is to also empower the Youth of the State of Osun to be self-reliant through applied ICT and entrepreneurial skills development.

 

The state commissioner for finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji said N320 million was spent on training youths in the first batch of the programme, adding that the training cost was higher than that of the second batch because the beneficiaries were sent to Ghana for internship after their classroom training as the company had not been established at that time.

Here are photos from the training

Osun Youths Capable Of Competing With Chinese In Technology – Expert

By Ismail Kolapo

The executive chairman of R I G Adunlawo Technology Alhaji Rasaq Animasahun has said that the intellectual capacity of Osun youths is capable of doing more than their Chinese counterparts in the Technology world.

Alhaji Animasahun stated this while featuring on a radio programme in Osogbo on Wednesday stressed that Osun youths have the potentials of doing more with technology if they are well trained than the Chinese.

The ICT expert disclosed that the first phase of the digital training organized by the state government of Osun under OYESTech has contributed meaningfully to the lives of beneficiaries.

Alhaji Animashaun announced that the company is ready to train another batch of Youths pegged at 5,000 in all 9 federal constituencies in the state for free in the next 6 months.

He stated further that “The state government under the watch of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola facilitated the six month digital training which covers assemblage and repair of phones as well as the assemblage of tablet which will be for free.”

He said the partnership between the Osun government and RLG Adulawo is borne out of the desire of the present administration to partner companies that will bring prosperity to the state.

The Chairman of the telecommunications company added that aside the training, participants will also be aided with entrepreneurship skills that will make them self reliant after the programme.

RLG To Train 5,000 Osun Youths On Technology

The RLG Adulawo Technology City in Ilesa, State of Osun will in April train about 5,000 Youths of the state in the 2nd phase of OYESTECH I.C.T training.

The training facilitated in conjunction with the State Government and Omoluabi Holdings which is for free would cut across all the nine federal constituencies in the state.

The ICT training is expected to cover areas like Digital TV Assemblage and Repairs, Phone Assemblage and Repairs, Computer Assemblage and Repairs which is an entrepreneurship empowerment initiative.

The move according to the organizers is to also empower the Youth of the State of Osun to be self-reliant through applied ICT and entrepreneurial skills development.

Registration for the programme holds between March 1 and 16 while the training commences on April 2.

NOTE: You can register on the RLG Adulawo Website i.e.  www.rlgadulawo.com.ng

 

 

Video: Osun RLG Adulawo Trains 5000 Youths On ICT

The partnership between state of Osun and RLG Adulawo Technology City has saw to the training of over 5,000 indigenes of Osun in Information and Communication Technology ICT.

The RLG Adulawo company located in Ilesa, was established through a partnership between the Osun State Government and the technological firm based in Ghana in 2014.

According to the programme’s production supervisor, Mr Abdulrasaq Oshidipe, stated that the RLG Adulawo is a support facility to aid government’s plan on OYESTECH, an Information and Communication Technology branch of the widely accepted Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OYES.

As of today, the company which has a mobile phone assemblage plant has trained 5,000 beneficiaries of the OYES scheme with an additional training of 100 young individuals for advanced tutoring at the company’s headquarters in Ghana, Oshidipe said

 

Investigations revealed that the company which also engages in the assembling of other technology devices has a strong partnership with mobile telecommunications giants in Nigeria like GLO and AIRTEL in finding a ready market for its products.

“Aside the 5,000 individuals trained and the 100 sent for advanced training overseas, the company has also recruited an additional 150 manpower based and trained earlier in the state to create more jobs as well as to stimulate its operations.

As a leading manufacturer of smartphones, tablets and other devices in Nigeria, the company recently won a contract worth $31.5M to manufacture TV Set-Up Boxes for the entire federation.

The TV Boxes are to complement federal government’s efforts at ensuring Nigeria’s speedy compliance with the worldwide Digital Switch Over policy in its Broadcast Industry.

Initiated by the State Government of Osun under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the RLG Adulawo, Nigeria is set to break into international limelight with the production of quality technological materials and complement the present administration’s bid to fast track the development of Osun.

Reacting, one of the beneficiaries, Anthonia Ogundare lauded the state government for the opportunity given her and many others to be part of the programme adding that the programme has made youths in the state productive.

“I am a beneficiary of this programme; I applied for OYESTECH scheme and was chosen among those to be trained in Ghana for a month internship and at our return we were employed at Adulawo Technology. This is one programme that have helped the youths in securing a job to help the family and future”

 

Osun RLG Adulawo Trains 5000 Youths On ICT

The RLG Adulawo Technology City has trained about 5,000 indigenes of Osun in Information and Communication Technology ICT.

The company located in Ilesa, was established through a partnership between the Osun State Government and the technological firm based in Ghana in 2014.

According to the programme’s production supervisor, Mr Abdulrasaq Oshidipe, stated that the RLG Adulawo is a support facility to aid government’s plan on OYESTECH, an Information and Communication Technology branch of the widely accepted Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OYES.

As of today, the company which has a mobile phone assemblage plant has trained 5,000 beneficiaries of the OYES scheme with an additional training of 100 young individuals for advanced tutoring at the company’s headquarters in Ghana, Oshidipe said

Investigations revealed that the company which also engages in the assembling of other technology devices has a strong partnership with mobile telecommunications giants in Nigeria like GLO and AIRTEL in finding a ready market for its products.

“Aside the 5,000 individuals trained and the 100 sent for advanced training overseas, the company has also recruited an additional 150 manpower based and trained earlier in the state to create more jobs as well as to stimulate its operations.

As a leading manufacturer of smartphones, tablets and other devices in Nigeria, the company recently won a contract worth $31.5M to manufacture TV Set-Up Boxes for the entire federation.

The TV Boxes are to complement federal government’s efforts at ensuring Nigeria’s speedy compliance with the worldwide Digital Switch Over policy in its Broadcast Industry.

Initiated by the State Government of Osun under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the RLG Adulawo, Nigeria is set to break into international limelight with the production of quality technological materials and complement the present administration’s bid to fast track the development of Osun.

Reacting, one of the beneficiaries, Anthonia Ogundare lauded the state government for the opportunity given her and many others to be part of the programme adding that the programme has made youths in the state productive.

“I am a beneficiary of this programme; I applied for OYESTECH scheme and was chosen among those to be trained in Ghana for a month internship and at our return we were employed at Adulawo Technology. This is one programme that have helped the youths in securing a job to help the family and future”

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

RLG Adulawo Technology Company, Ilesha, State of Osun, has emerged the choice indigenous company to produce Terrestrial Broadcast Set Top Boxes (STB) for digital switch-over from analogue in the country.

This was revealed Monday evening when the Managing Director of NTA Television Enterprise, Mr Maxwell Loko, led a delegation of the company to the Governor after another inspection of the facilities at the RLG Adulawo Technology Company.

Handing over the multi-billion Naira contract paper to the governor, the Mr. Loko said RLG Adulawo would supply set top boxes worth $30.5million to NTA Television Enterprise.

Recall the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola led government had partnered Ghana-based RLG Technology Company in 2013 for the training of Osun youths under the Osun Youths Technology Training Acquisition Scheme, OYESTECH and also the establishment of RLG Adulawo Technology City. Since its establishment, the company had in the last four years been one of the major manufacturers of commonly used electronics devices in Nigeria such as telephone handsets and computers.

The Federal Government, through the management of the NTA TV Enterprise, said the decision to partner RLG Adulawo was a result of the capacity of the company to deliver on the terms and conditions attached to the contract, saying the partnership is a milestone in promoting local products and Made-in-Nigeria goods in the country.

He said the contract was awarded to the company in support of the Aregbesola’s commitment towards the promotion of science, technology and innovation.
Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Osun Tech Company Gets $31.5m Contract To Produce Set Top Boxes In Ilesha

Mr. Loko, who attributed the emergence of the RLG Adulawo Technology Company as the winner of the contract to its dedication and commitment to scientific discoveries and technological advancement, declared that the contract was given to the company based on merit.

He said decision was part of the agency’s motives towards enhancing strategic alliance, saying the partnership would go a long way in complementing the efforts of the state government to promote local products and as well provide job opportunities for the youths.

According to him, the company has installed capacity for 600,000 Set Top Boxes (STB) per month and it is expected to produce over a million STB before the June 2017 deadline.

“This is a technology in motion. This contract is a signal to the fact that Nigeria is also moving towards achieving an enhanced technology.

“This gesture would go a long way in encouraging other sectors to develop capacities that can make Nigeria to compete favourably with her counterparts in terms of advanced science and technology.

“Our partnership with the RLG/Adulawo which is an agency established by Osun Government is a clear manifestation towards the commitment of the state to promote science and technology”, he stressed.

Earlier, the Osun state Governor, while receiving the letter of the contract described the partnership as a breakthrough that will further boost the efforts of his administration on youth empowerment and economic progress.

Governor Aregbesola who recalled how the partnership for the establishment of RLG Adulawo started and its positive impacts on the job creation and youth empowerment in the state, expressed optimism on the ability and capacity of the Osun based company to deliver as expected within the time frame.

He recounted that the company (RLG Adulawo) had since its creation trained
about 5000 youths in different technological areas and specialisations.

According to him, the establishment of the company had complemented the empowerment initiatives and programmes of the state.

“The inauguration of Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) through which 40,000 youths were engaged and empowered among other programmes had continued to stimulate the state’s economy in all aspects”, he asserted.

Governor Aregbesola announced that another 20,000 youth for the third cycle of the Youth Empowerment Programme will be engaged before the end of this year.

On the award of manufacturing of a million Set Top Boxes in which about 30,000 pieces have already been delivered, Governor Aregbesola extolled President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to advancing science and technology.

He said the present administration has rescued the economy of the country from collapsing just as the sectors of the economy had been gradually re-energised.

Governor Aregbesola also lauded the keen determination of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for working towards the actualisation of the June 2017 deadline for the digital switch-over.

The Governor commended the efforts being put in place by the National Assembly to ensure a transparent process in the procurement of the decoders.

He said “the state would not disappoint them in its ability to deliver quality services”.

In his remarks, the Chairman Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives on Digital Switch-over, Hon. Sunday Marshar-Katun, said the Committee was set up to supervise the process of STB procurement in order to meet up with the deadline, saying that this is part of efforts to ensure that Nigerians get value for money.

In his remarks, the representative of the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission, Eng Friday Ukwela, said out of 13 companies that are licenced to produce the Set Top Boxes, RLG Adulawo Technology City was one of the few to deliver.

Part of the partnering agencies in attendance include; the Chairman and Members of the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on the Digital Switch-over, the management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the RLG management, Officials of the Sterling and Skye banks as well as the representatives of the Government of Delta state.

The team had early visited the RLG/Adulawo factory located in Ilesa as part of its facility tours, where the team expressed satisfaction with the capacity of the company to promote digitilisation.‎