The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has called on all tiers of government to come up with a policy that will protect mobile business in the country.
Mr Godfrey Nwosu, President of PAPDAN, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.
Nwosu said that such a policy was necessary to protect mobile business and prevent the foreign companies manufacturing the products from encroaching into the business.
He said that the mobile phone business should be protected as a major contributor to the nation’s economy and playing a huge role in creating employment.
According to him, if the mobile business is not protected, it will have an impact on the nation`s economy.
“The association is trying to push for a policy to protect Nigeria’s mobile phone business.
“In a situation, where an Asian goes into wholesale and retail businesses in Nigeria is not right, because they are manufacturers.
“We do not have the capacity to compete with them so we are looking at the possibility of government hearing the association out.
“The industry creates a lot of jobs and if our business should suffer, the economy will also suffer,’’ he said.
Nwosu said that mobile business should move with the trends in technology in order to remain in business.
According to him, the association is helping the mobile business dealers to understand the trends, the changes in technology and the threats the business will face.
He said this was the reason for organising workshops and seminars from time to time to understand the changes in technology.
Nwosu said that in moving with the trend, the association created an online platform to create a niche for the business. (NAN)
– Jan. 4, 2019 @ 13:19 GMT |