Electronics manufacturing company, LG, has announced plans to empower Nigerian youths with the requisite skills vital for installation, repairs general maintenance, and after-sales services.

The Head of Marketing, West Africa Operations of LG, Hari Elluru, stated that LG currently has a training academy at the University of Lagos where students are being trained on new technologies, adding that plans are ongoing to open one more training centre for the general public next month. 

He made the disclosure on the sidelines of a 3 day exhibition organised by Elan Expo in Lagos. 

“We have a training Academy in University of Lagos where students are trained on the new technologies and next month, we are planning to open one more training for the general public. We have already identified the space and by next month it will be open. 

“We would be inviting students from the colleges to get trained and once they complete their courses they can pick up jobs while also having experience with LG”, he said 

According to him, LG is a leading brand with a strong presence in Nigeria, pointing out that the expo is the best platform to showcase its innovative products. 

“In terms of the commercial air conditioning business, Nigeria is growing fast and big. We also have new innovative products in the commercial air conditioning systems. We are 100 per cent confident that we have the products which can cater this market,” he affirmed. 

Nigeria remains the best place to invest because of its huge population and also people like to buy new products that have new technologies. This market is very interesting. As of now, we are getting the required support from the government and we expect the same support in the coming years,” he averred. 

He stated that despite the harsh operating environment, LG is performing well, as the business is growing year on year. 

“Our business is expanding and at the same time we are also expanding our manpower resources. We also focus on youth empowerment and expose their talents to the world. This year, we also have a plan to construct 10 boreholes in different communities where they need water,” he said. 

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