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Nigerian tech tycoon Leo Stan Ekeh’s foundation plans to create 10,000 jobs

by Omokolade Ajayi
Leo Stan Ekeh

The Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation, a futuristic non-governmental organization founded by Nigerian tech tycoon Leo Stan Ekeh, has revealed plans to create more than 10,000 job opportunities in Imo State in Nigeria’s southeast.

Ekeh is the founder of Zinox Group, the first company in West Africa to venture into computer manufacturing and ICT solutions.

Zinox is Nigeria’s only local OEM partner of Microsoft and Intel Corporation, with the first and only computerized digital assembly plant in West Africa and a daily production capacity of over 5,000 units.

Ekeh’s humanitarian scheme, dubbed, “Wealth Project,” will be accompanied by programs aimed at providing useful knowledge and interest-free loans to entrepreneurs in the southeastern state to help them grow their businesses and improve their international competitiveness.

Ekeh will personally launch the program, which will run from Tues., June 28 to Thurs., June 30, and will open each day of the conference with a 15-minute inspirational session.

According to a press release obtained by Billionaires.Africa, participants will be exposed to mentorship sessions, a finishing school class, knowledge empowerment, and business success sessions, as well as masterclasses from a world-class faculty.

From among the thousands of prospective candidates who will attend, outstanding entrepreneurs who make the final cut will have the opportunity to obtain interest-free loans to help grow their businesses, while others will be exposed to job opportunities in their areas of expertise.

The news comes nearly six months after the businessman donated N50 million (about $121,700) to the Nigerian Computer Society to support innovation and development projects.

According to the 65-year-old businessman, the grant will benefit the society’s newly established Innovation and Development Fund.

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