Digital equipment providers, BuyRight Africa, last week fulfilled its promise of launching officially, Nigerian Employees Digital Welfare Scheme, NEDWS in Edo state.
The launch, last week, saw Public servants in Benin City, capital of Edo State, taking home digital equipment ranging from laptops to phones and household appliances as their state becomes the first in Nigeria to officially launch the initiative.
Managing Director of Buyright Africa, Mr. Mukoro Emomine, had, during the national launch of the project in Abuja, late last year, promised Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that his state may become the first to herald the official states launch.
The launch in Edo State was attended by prominent citizens of the State including the Executive Director, Directorate of Information Technology, Mrs Yemi Keri, Permanent secretary, T.U Okuodoh Director of Finance & Administration, Mr Ayo Iriaye and many other public servants.
Speaking in her office with the Managing Director of Buyright Africa, Yemi Keri commended the company for the initiative, saying it was capable of boosting IT penetration in the country. She promised to extend this opportunity of owning genuine quality products with a convenient payment plan to the teachers and every Ministry in the State.
According to Mrs Keri, the programmers will design a registration form that will be hosted on the State's website to enable intending beneficiaries complete the form and select any product of their choice.
In his own remarks, the Managing Director of Buyright Africa, Mukoro Emomine, congratulated the first set of beneficiaries and encouraged other public servants of Edo State to embrace these life style products and enhance their positioning to benefit from the information age. He observed that the Central Bank of Nigeria's cashless policy would soon go nationwide and the micro finance schemes would become a way of life in Nigeria. The time, he said, to begin to build a credit culture and a responsible attitude to financial commitments is now.
According to Mukoro, several States are in touch with Buyright Africa on how their public servants can also be part of this digital exercise and plans are already in place to launch in some of these States in the next few weeks. He urged other government parastatals, agency, and private organizations to take advantage of this scheme for their employees to enjoy a minimum standard of living while working hard to improve productivity, wealth creation, networking and fraud reduction.