Dimension Data says that it will deliver an enhanced IT offering to the Nigerian market, following the conclusion of the purchase of a 51% stake in Roe Limited, a Nigerian IT solutions and services company, and the launch of Dimension Data Nigeria.

At the launch of Dimension Data Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, vice-president of Nigeria said: “The Nigerian government will continue to encourage the partnership between the SA private sector and Nigeria. Dimension Data has a lot to offer the Nigerian economy, and we will look to ways of tapping into SA’s technology base through companies like Dimension Data.”

Ositah Egbuche, managing partner of Roe Limited, and now chairman of Dimension Data Nigeria, commented: “The alliance between Dimension Data and Roe has resulted in the formation of the largest systems integrator in Nigeria. The opportunities in this country are enormous, and the demand for IT solutions and services affords Dimension Data Nigeria the potential for considerable growth.”

Roe Limited has been operating in the Nigerian market for nine years, and has a client base including oil and gas companies, such as Shell and Chevron, and banks such as First Bank of Nigeria, UBA, Africbank and New Nigeria Bank.

The company is an accredited partner for both Cisco and Microsoft and is Nigeria’s only Tier 1 business partner for IBM.