Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has commended Mr. Simdul Shagaya, CEO uLesson Education Ltd located in Rayfield-Jos, for the innovative initiatives…
By Christiana Gokyo
Lalong salutes Shagaya over technology initiatives
Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has commended Mr. Simdul Shagaya, CEO uLesson Education Ltd located in Rayfield-Jos, for the innovative initiatives he has brought to the technology sector of the Plateau State economy culminating in the recent attraction of an investment worth over N1.2billion Naira from TLcom Capital LLP, one of the biggest backers of technological start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa.
In a letter of commendation, Governor Lalong sent through the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi AbokAtu, he expressed delight that the investment is an injection into ULesson 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.
He noted that 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.
He expressed happiness that this 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.
Governor Lalong noted that his passion for innovation and thinking out of the box is the main reason why he was made a member of the State Economic Advisory Council.
The successful capital investment was also described as a reflection of the improvement in the business enabling environment of the Rescue Administration under Governor Simon Lalong.
The Governor hoped that as the State prepares to host an Economic and Investment Summit soon, other potential investors will leverage on this improved business environment to exploit the business opportunities in Plateau State.