HP Partners CAPDAN On Capacity Building For Technicians
HP Nigeria in collaboration with Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) has concluded plans to train technicians at Computer Village, Ikeja and across the country.
The objective of the capacity building is to help improve the technical and entrepreneurship skills of technicians in the country.
The Managing Director, HP Africa, David Rozzio, pledged the continued support of the firm to the Computer Village and partner groups through its programmes.
“We use this opportunity to show and demonstrate to the team the power of interrelations. We work already with the Computer Village through our partner groups and community and we want to continue to support them with our programmes. What we will like to do is to develop entrepreneurship in this area and see how we can support them to develop their business,” he said.
The Managing Director, HP Nigeria, Ify Afe, added that apart from the technical support the company offered to its authorised service partners, HP would develop skills of technicians across the country.
She explained that fighting counterfeit products was important to its brand considering its huge investment in research and development.
According to her, the HP represents 60 per cent of the Personal Computer market and 80 per cent of the print market.
She said, “Fighting counterfeit is particularly important to us at the HP. We run anti-counterfeit campaigns and we run anti-counterfeit actions. As a company, we take pride in brand equity and the level of research and development that has gone into the products. The value we sell is extremely important to us.
“In a situation where we see a copy of our products that do not even come close to the promise that we promote, it affects our business because it carries our stamp. The last thing we want at the HP is for anyone to fall victim to this kind of manipulation. That is why it is important to keep this going as we are working with CAPDAN and Computer Village to bring a level of reduction to this.”
The President, CAPDAN, Adeniyi Ojikutu, said the visit would further deepen the existing relationship between the HP and the association, especially in the area of technological development.
He said, “We are forming this relationship, not just to sell at that level of enterprises but to develop technical capacity of our people. The HP has promised to look into it and further deepen the knowledge base in the Computer Village, Nigeria and Africa at large.”