Chinese OEM to start manufacturing phones in Nigeria by 2018

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Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), operating in Nigeria as Partner Mobile, has informed of its readiness to start manufacturing mobile phones in the country.

The firm, which entered the Nigerian market a year ago, said all the logistics have been put in place to enable it commence the production of features phone from quarter one (Q1), 2018.

Speaking in Lagos, at the weekend, the Technical Partner, Partner Mobile, Shola Akintola, said the plant would be sited either in Abeokuta or Lagos, saying all the component parts of the phone would be manufactured in Nigeria. He however, identified the country’s erratic power supply as a major disincentive to investment.