Nigeria’s Konga CEO wins $3.5m pack for home State, Plateau1 min read
Nigerian officials are excited the Chief Executive Officer of the country’s leading online store, Mr. Simdul Shagaya has won a foreign investment package worth N1.2bn ($3.5mUSD).
Mr. Simon Lalong, the Governor of the IT professional’s Plateau home State, said, Monday that the business to be set up by TLcom Capital LLP, one Africa’s leading technological start-ups will create jobs and improve local education.
In a commendation letter to Mr. Shagaya through the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, Lalong said, “This investment is an injection into unless on which is his recent venture operating in Jos and designed to integrate mobile platforms, SD cards Country-Specific Curriculum and a network of tutors to bridge the educational gaps for secondary school students in Nigeria and Africa.
“This will not only create additional employment opportunities in the State, but will make positive impact on the educational and technological growth of Plateau citizens.
“The new venture is coming shortly after Shagaya’s highly-acclaimed and successful start-up, Konga.Com which transformed the e-commerce sector in Nigeria, and makes him a true pride to Plateau State.”
The business innovations of the Chief Executive of uLesson Education Ltd located in Rayfield-Jos, the Governor said earned him the pact.
No wonder he was made a member of the State Economic Advisory Council, Lalong said.