Nigeria now has its own SIM card production plant with the commissioning of the 200 million annual capacity facility inaugurated by Industry, Trade and Investment Minister Dr Okechukwu Enelamah here Monday.
The minister described the plant as one example of the federal government’s economic diversification and backward integration initiative.
Enelamah said the facility as of world class standard and reflected the government’s commitment to deepen its partnership with the private sector to realise its goals of diversification, job creation and industrialisation in the country.
Expressing confidence in the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians, he said: “One of the things we need to get right is the whole area of creating an enabling environment, creating the right investment climate, ease of doing business for private sector for Nigerian businesses to prosper.”
Unveiling the SecureID SIMCard brand, Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu said efforts within the telecommunications sphere would be garnered to ensure the home-grown company thrives.
He urged local telecoms players such as MTN, Glo, Airtel, and Etisalat among others to encourage local production by engaging the firm to produce their SIM cards.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK