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What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by HigherEd: 12:30am On Sep 24, 2018
Computer Village is the largest information and communication technology accessory market in Africa located in Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.



It sits on land originally planned by the Lagos State Government to be a residential area. Today, despite her many challenges it serves as the largest marketplace for tech gadgets in Nigeria. Much of Computer Village troubles range from theft to sale of counterfeit or unlicensed products and a government bent on relocating it, regardless, the economic impact is undisputable.



According to a former minister, Computer village generates about $2 billion annually; the community also generates over 60 million naira in levies for the Ikeja metropolitan area.



A quick visit to computer village would leave you astonished as to the hundreds of young adults working across different layers of the service sectors. Some are marketers feeding the technicians with customers needing gadget repairs and equally feeding the sellers with buyers.



It's an amazing ecosystem! However don't be fooled, you could easily get your hands burnt in computer village. Many today have sour tales of purchase gone wrong. Numerous times, the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has had to raid the community. Personally, I have also had my own fair share of awry experiences at Computer Village, but today isn't the time for story telling.



As His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode reemphasized the Government's age long stance to relocate Computer Village to Kantagora in Abule Egba area of the State, the news has been greeted with nostalgia in Lagos. Some are of the opinion the state should retain her initial master plan designating the area as a residential place, while others especially in the business community think computer village in her present community could be transformed and remodeled into a hive of innovation and a hub for tech startups.



Today, in the business community a number of strategic meetings are taking place to see if the current Computer Village can be salvaged. This is important because much of the growth of computer village has been fueled by creativity, spontaneity and deregulation. In contrast today, Silicon valley, California is home to the world's leading tech companies such as Apple, HP, Adobe, Twitter, Facebook etc. Silicon Valley has enriched her metropolitan area so much so that the combination of San Jose, Santa Clara and southern bay's GDP of $235 billion is nearly equal to Ireland's entire GDP of $238 Billion. Silicon Valley is also home to 74 billionaires in USD. A combination of Apple and Facebook employ about 44,000 people.



Can the Computer Village of Otigba community become Nigeria's Silicon Valley?


Whatever the outcome may become in the near future, one thing is clear, individuals working in Computer Village are averse to the idea of relocating to Kantagora. It is in fact unclear whether the Computer Village we know can be replicated elsewhere. Whatever the case, if it survives it would be a product of a deliberate attempt to save it by the Government and private sector. Its impact will be phenomenal!

https://kinesthouse.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-nigerian-computer-village

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by BonkoINC: 12:46am On Sep 24, 2018
Great
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by hisgrace090: 2:13am On Sep 24, 2018
If the govt have no ulterior motive, no problem.
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:44am On Sep 24, 2018
Good research by whoever wrote this.

These are the kinda people that will make a good blogger and good money from blogging.

Great original and undiluted article.

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by abrahym(m): 9:57am On Sep 24, 2018
Home of crooks and still crooks

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by BruncleZuma: 9:57am On Sep 24, 2018
grin grin grin grin

Op, this is an inconclusive write up...no part here talks about how not to get scammed or how to shine your eyes while you're there. No go computer village go form Johnny ooo...

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by princemillla(m): 9:58am On Sep 24, 2018
Good one from the op

Make I go arrange one shop for katangora
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Dannieln1(m): 9:59am On Sep 24, 2018
There are many investment opportunities in this great country the government should stop playing games with the youth...


Empower the youth
Invest in ICT
And watch Nigeria grow

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by helphelp: 9:59am On Sep 24, 2018
Tell them
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by miqos02(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
Op, u have not said anything

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by omolola15(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
shitholenation:
Without the igbos that market won't function.

Wrong wrong and wrong !!!! You don’t know anything about computer village. Have you ever been there before? There are lots of igbos there. And they won’t tell you they single handedly develop the market. The igbos can’t function alone without the yorubas as well.

Lilisticlili:
The igbos and other non-yorubas built every major market in lagos today,while their indigines are touts and cultist except their women selling agbo and herbal medcines for man-power in other to still get laid in the nights by these hard working strangers.

And the government.......does nothing but closing and relocating.
Yet they collect "IGR"


Watch how swines and hydraulic soup lickers will attack me bcus of this "rare obvious truth"


Seriously you need help. You don’t have to leave with too much hatred. Wetin Yoruba do you self? Na dem steal your destiny?

Been in computer village for years, and the Igbo guys there are more reasonable than you are.

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
grin grin
Don't allow your village people follow you to go and buy phone there ooo.
If you know you know.. grin grin

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by shitholenation: 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
Without the igbos that market won't function.

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Pabloosas(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
Nice
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by tspun(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
Noted
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Pabloosas(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
And without the buyers nko?
shitholenation:
Without the igbos that market won't function.

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by PotatoSalad(m): 10:00am On Sep 24, 2018
What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

NEVER GO THERE ALONE ESPECIALLY IF IT'S YOUR FIRST TIME.
THEY WILL RAPE YOU IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Proffdada: 10:01am On Sep 24, 2018
Unfortunately online marketing is taking over. Computer village is becoming Craigslist for stolen and used goods

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by OhiOfIhima: 10:02am On Sep 24, 2018
Computer village... If you are in Lagos and have no story to tell abt d Otigba community, Omo u never come lag oo

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by DBossNG(m): 10:03am On Sep 24, 2018
ok
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by LordBabs(m): 10:03am On Sep 24, 2018
Nice article
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by omega2128(m): 10:03am On Sep 24, 2018
wherever it's located, since buyers have no options, they will go there.
Lagos govt should follow Lagos master plan

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by TMemos: 10:03am On Sep 24, 2018
shitholenation:
Without the igbos that market won't function.

Lies!

Lies without any facts or basis.

I don't know why some Nigerians are so myopic and clannish.

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Rollitout: 10:04am On Sep 24, 2018
HigherEd:
Computer Village is the largest information and communication technology accessory market in Africa located in Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.



It sits on land originally planned by the Lagos State Government to be a residential area. Today, despite her many challenges it serves as the largest marketplace for tech gadgets in Nigeria. Much of Computer Village troubles range from theft to sale of counterfeit or unlicensed products and a government bent on relocating it, regardless, the economic impact is undisputable.



According to a former minister, Computer village generates about $2 billion annually; the community also generates over 60 million naira in levies for the Ikeja metropolitan area.



A quick visit to computer village would leave you astonished as to the hundreds of young adults working across different layers of the service sectors. Some are marketers feeding the technicians with customers needing gadget repairs and equally feeding the sellers with buyers.



It's an amazing ecosystem! However don't be fooled, you could easily get your hands burnt in computer village. Many today have sour tales of purchase gone wrong. Numerous times, the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has had to raid the community. Personally, I have also had my own fair share of awry experiences at Computer Village, but today isn't the time for story telling.



As His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode reemphasized the Government's age long stance to relocate Computer Village to Kantagora in Abule Egba area of the State, the news has been greeted with nostalgia in Lagos. Some are of the opinion the state should retain her initial master plan designating the area as a residential place, while others especially in the business community think computer village in her present community could be transformed and remodeled into a hive of innovation and a hub for tech startups.



Today, in the business community a number of strategic meetings are taking place to see if the current Computer Village can be salvaged. This is important because much of the growth of computer village has been fueled by creativity, spontaneity and deregulation. In contrast today, Silicon valley, California is home to the world's leading tech companies such as Apple, HP, Adobe, Twitter, Facebook etc. Silicon Valley has enriched her metropolitan area so much so that the combination of San Jose, Santa Clara and southern bay's GDP of $235 billion is nearly equal to Ireland's entire GDP of $238 Billion. Silicon Valley is also home to 74 billionaires in USD. A combination of Apple and Facebook employ about 44,000 people.



Can the Computer Village of Otigba community become Nigeria's Silicon Valley?


Whatever the outcome may become in the near future, one thing is clear, individuals working in Computer Village are averse to the idea of relocating to Kantagora. It is in fact unclear whether the Computer Village we know can be replicated elsewhere. Whatever the case, if it survives it would be a product of a deliberate attempt to save it by the Government and private sector. Its impact will be phenomenal!

https://kinesthouse.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-nigerian-computer-village




Get your fact right, it's not Kantagora it's katangua

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by otunde527: 10:04am On Sep 24, 2018
Cool
Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Racoon(m): 10:05am On Sep 24, 2018
Computer village is simply a LGA of it own in Lagos.

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Re: What You Need To Know About Computer Village In Otigba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria by Hector09: 10:05am On Sep 24, 2018
They should modernize it, atleast chase all the criminals away

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