Ambode to Host EON Executives


Abimbola Akosile

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, will between August 28 and 29 receive the executives of EON Reality Incorporated in Lagos as the global leader in virtual reality is set to collaborate with the state government to establish the second of its institution in Africa in Nigeria. The only one of such is located in South Africa.

Lagos has been identified as potential host of IDC hub for West Africa region to benefit from the EON’s $50 million investment. The technology is already shaping knowledge transfer in education, industry and edutainment and clearly essential to future of development across the world.

According to a statement in Abuja at the weekend by Media Consultant to the project, Mr. Tony Olutomiwa, “the leadership of EON Reality Inc. headquartered in Irvine, California, USA would be visiting Nigeria from August 27 to September 1. The organisation will meet with the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on August 30 following the Lagos visit.

“The EON’s official visit to Nigeria was based on WorldSkills Nigeria’s recent engagement in the global nomination process, presenting a strong case for Nigeria, which led EON Reality selecting the most valuable and responsive Governments in West Africa region to host and convest in EON IDC Hub. The outcome led to Nigeria being selected among the beneficiary countries in Africa, and as the subregional hub for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Technology based knowledge transfer in Education, Industry and Edutainment”.

The release noted that 30 forward thinking governments, academic institutions, and corporations in France, South Africa, China, United Kingdom, United States, India, Singapore, and other locations have already joined the EON Human 2.0 initiative that targets to empower 3.8 billion people to grow beyond current human constraints democratise access to knowledge and create new smart jobs of the future.

EON Reality is the world leader in augmented and Virtual Reality Technology Knowledge Transfer solution with over the last 18 years’ experience that addresses the technology disruption by fast tracking knowledge transfer and creating a symbiosis between man and machine.