Samsung Nigeria has revealed the introduction of the Samsung Innovation Campus, in partnership with the Lagos state government via the Lagos State Technical & Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB). Charlie Lee, Managing Director of Samsung Nigeria, announced this development at a press conference held at the Samsung office in Lagos on Monday, November 23.
The program initiated by Mr. Lee aims to educate students and unemployed youth in Nigeria on key technologies related to the 4th Industrial Revolution like AI, IoT, and Big Data. Samsung, as a socially responsible company, is focusing its empowerment initiatives on education, following its previous Samsung Engineering Academy in Lagos, which trained students, and subsequently employed about 140 graduates. The Samsung Innovation Campus not only offers technical education but also emphasizes soft skills training to enhance employability.
Highlighting Samsung’s extensive presence in Nigeria since 2005, Mr. Lee mentioned the company’s contributions to the Nigerian market, offering products like TVs, smartphones, ACs, washing machines, refrigerators, and microwaves, which have made Samsung a beloved global brand in Nigeria.
Addressing Samsung’s support for South Korea’s bid for the World Expo 2030 in Busan, the MD mentioned high-level visits between the South Korean president’s envoys and Nigeria. Samsung Electronics’ CEO also met with Nigeria’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Emphasizing the benefits of the Busan World Expo to Nigeria, the Head of Marketing, Chika Nnadozie, highlighted its role in sharing Korea’s development experience and contributing to global growth.
In closing, Charlie Lee urged the Nigerian government for support towards the Busan Expo, highlighting its potential to strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and South Korea, aligning with Samsung’s mission to contribute to society.