Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong on Monday commended Mr. Simdul Shagaya, CEO uLesson Education Ltd located in Rayfield-Jos, for the innovative initiatives that 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.
This was contained in a statement signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and made available to newsmen in Jos
The Governor who sent a letter of commendation to Shagaya through the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, expressed delight that this 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.
The statement reads that Governor Lalong is also excited 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.
Lalong notes that his passion for innovation and thinking out of the box was 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 hopes 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.
Source: View Point Nigeria