Zinox to Create Computer Shops Nationwide in Nigeria
Computerise Nigeria Project (CNP), one of the projects of Zinox Technologies that is aimed at increasing information technology penetration in the country, has come up with a new strategy to launch computer shops across the country.
These computer shops, to be known as CNP Arena, will be established in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country, with each zone having two and Abuja one, in the first phase.
Revealing the new strategy, its Chairman Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe said the CNP Arena will be launched in the next six months, and that thereafter, it will be expanded to all state capital, all local government areas across the country. According to its Chairman, the CNP Arena is entirely new concept that is focused at pushing further the frontiers of IT penetration in the country.
The new strategy is such that every CNP Arena will consist of a wide range of IT products from various brands like HP, Toshiba, Zinox, Acer, among others at a low cost.
Speaking on the strategy adopted to further reduce cost, Ibidapo-Obe said all the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that are involved in the project, have been approached by CNP and that they have agreed to cut down on their overhead cost, a position that will drive cost to the lowest pricing ever. He said all computer products from various brands like Toshiba, HP, Zinox, Acer will be on display on the shelves of all CNP Arena in all its location.
Ibidapo-Obe noted that before now, the CNP was marketing only the Zinox brand of computers but has had to accommodate more brands on the CNP stable because of the need to give the consumer greater choices and stabilize its prices.
He informed that in spite of the new strategy and present disposition that only internationally certified brands will find a place on the shelves at the CNP Arena and confirmed that Computerise Nigeria Project has entered into strong partnership with OEMs in order to deliver value at a highly reduced total cost of ownership to the Nigerian consumers.
The Chairman, however explained that CNP will only sell products to individuals, co-operatives, educational institutions, and other organized associations.