LG equips youths with skills for manufacturing, repairs

Ongoing youth empowerment programme
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By Oluwafunke Ishola

A multinational electronic company, LG, has announced plans to equip Nigerian youths with skills vital for installation, repairs and maintenance of home appliances to enhance their knowledge, competitiveness and livelihoods.

Hari Elluru, Head of Marketing, West Africa Operations, LG, said this on the sidelines of a three-day Exhibition organised by Elan Expo on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that the company has a training Academy at the University of Lagos where students are being trained on new technologies that deepen their knowledge and adaptability to industry trends.

According to him, plans are ongoing to open another training centre for the general public next month.

“We have already identified the space and by next month it will be open.

“We would be inviting students from the colleges to get trained and once they complete their courses they can pick up jobs while also having experience with LG,” he said.

Elluru said the company was a leading brand with a strong presence in Nigeria, pointing out that the Elan Expo presents the platform to showcase its innovative products.

He noted that Nigeria remained the best place to invest due to its huge population and people’s taste for new products and technologies.

“This market is very interesting. As of now, we are getting the required support from the government and we expect the same support in the coming years,” he said.

He said that in spite the harsh operating environment, LG was performing well, as the business was growing year on year.

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“Our business is expanding and at the same time we are also expanding our manpower resources.

“We also focus on youth empowerment and expose their talents to the world. This year, we also have a plan to construct 10 boreholes in different communities where they need water,” he said.

Similarly, Mr Saheed Adeyemi, Sales Manager Central Air Conditioning West Africa, LG, said the company would introduce a new technology for the Nigerian market before the year runs out.

Adeyemi said LG was worth over $100 billion and spent a percentage of its revenue on research and development to improve the quality of products, noting that its products are eco-friendly and a boost for the Nigerian economy. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Vivian Ihechu

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