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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that technological supports coming from GE Africa over the years, have contributed much in the harvests and internalization of the state’s potentials in growth and development.
Speaking in his keynote address at the recent launch of Nigeria’s report of Global Innovation Barometer Survey, the governor, represented by the Secretary to State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji, said “Through its activities, GE has supported economic growth in Africa within a period spanning over 120 years. It has also been a key partner in progress in Nigeria, where it has operated for over four decades. We are delighted to note that GE is providing the support that will enable us to leverage the emerging potentials of the 24/7 economy of Lagos megacity and a location of the first choice for investors.”
Relying on the GE Lagos Garage initiative in the state as a class example of GE Africa’s contributions to the emerging Lagos megacity, the governor recalled that the company has empowered young people through training and capacity building in areas of business development and advanced manufacturing-based technology enterprise, among other skills.
He said “As our partner in progress, Lagos state government will continue to collaborate with you, especially in the critical areas of power and healthcare, as well as skills development” he added.
Business Hilights recalls that GE is leading efforts to drive the adoption of 3D printing in Nigeria through its Lagos Garage.
The hub within the period it was set up, has advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation, and collaboration for growth in the state.
Currently, the GE Lagos Garage initiative offers a year-round series of skills training programs focused on building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs. To date, over 400 entrepreneurs have graduated the program having been trained to use the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies, 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser cutters as well as in business development.
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