By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku
In line with government’s drive to diversify the economy through indigenous production, Coscharis Technologies, a Nigerian information and technology solutions company, has been licensed as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Cosmos Computer brand in Nigeria.
The high speed, compact computers, will cut across the low-end, middle class and high-end space. It was specially designed as a rugged device that can work anywhere in the world and was also supported by world class after-sales support from Coscharis Technologies offices nationwide.
Speaking during the presentation of a provisional licence to the tech company, the acting Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji noted that the certification was an epoch-making event as Coscharis Technologies was the first Nigerian company to be issued an OEM licence since his assumption of office.
According to the NITDA boss, “The certification of Coscharis Technologies for the production of the Cosmos Computer brand is in line with government’s efforts at promoting human capital development in the country particularly within the ICT space. The local computer hardware production in 2015 was seven per cent and we realise that if there is no direct policy initiative to support local production, we will continue to play at a low level.”
He said: “When we were approached by Coscharis Technologies for certification for the manufacture of Cosmos Computers, we thought it necessary to support the laudable ambition in order to bring more players into the field as well as encourage competition in the market. Following the successful inspection of the company’s factory, we are satisfied that the brand is positioned to meet the demand for high quality computer products and will add value to the Nigerian market.”
In his response, the Managing Director, Coscharis Technologies, Mr. Sunday Emomine Mukoro, stated that the journey to Cosmos Computers began about fifteen years ago and is based on the vision of the company’s founders to be in the mainstream of technology drive in Nigeria.
He said: “Cosmos Computers is designed to fill the gap for a high quality, proudly Nigerian computer brand that can compete globally. The computers are high speed, compact models enhanced with 21st century methodology to give them an edge in the market. In addition, our after sales support is second to none as we have offices in almost every part of the country for easy accessibility to our customers.”
Mukoro, who recently bagged the Titans of Tech Award for his outstanding commitment to the development of the Nigerian ICT industry at the just concluded 2016 Titans of Tech Awards, the biggest technology conference and networking event in West Africa, continued: “Asides deepening government’s efforts at encouraging the development of the Nigerian ICT environment, we are happy to announce that the manufacture of Cosmos Computers will open up employment opportunities for our teeming youths in the face of the current challenges confronting the economy.”
Incorporated in 1993, Coscharis Technologies is at the forefront of innovative pursuits that will change the landscape for the deployment of ICT technologies in Nigeria. It is a member of the Coscharis Group, one of the most diversified conglomerates in Nigeria.