AMCODET: Nigeria’s mobile phone technicians ‘make N40 billion monthly’

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The Association of Mobile Communication Device Technicians of Nigeria (AMCODET) has told Technology Times that mobile phone technicians record over N40 billion monthly transaction from the nation’s mobile economy. 

Mr Apara Kehinde Ige, National President of AMCODET tells Technology Times in an exclusive interview in Lagos that members of the umbrella body of mobile technicians nationwide are raking growing revenue from fixing mobile phone handsets and allied devices for the nation’s growing mobile phone users.

Though mobile technicians combining software, hardware and mobile accessories dealers continue to grow across the country, the huge potentials of that sector has not received “much attention” by telecoms operators, industry stakeholders and government, the AMCODET President says.
Mr Apara Kehinde Ige, National President of AMCODET (left) and executive team of the association representing the interest of mobile communication device technicians across Nigeria during an exclusive interview with Technology Times Ikeja Computer Village in Lagos
Mr Apara Kehinde Ige, National President of AMCODET (left) and executive team of the association representing the interest of mobile communication device technicians across Nigeria during an exclusive interview with Technology Times at Ikeja Computer Village in Lagos

    According to him, “we repair phones on daily basis. In Computer Village Ikeja alone, I can tell you the phone they repair here a day is more than 5,000 units.”

According to him, there has been no deliberate attempt by mobile phone manufacturers to officially train technicians on how to repair and maintain and offer other support services on millions of mobile devices shipped daily into Nigeria.

Apara, who was backed up by top executives of AMCODET during the interview says that as a 21st century profession in Nigeria, the job of GSM phone repair and maintenance has remained critical and important to Nigeria’s telecommunications and socio-economic development.
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