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Warri incubation centre creates hundreds of jobs

11 February 2014, 08:31Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Warri Technology Incubation Centre has created more than 200 jobs in the past two years.

This was disclosed by the manager of the centre, George Okolo, who said the centre had risen to its responsibilities of assisting local industrial technologies, wealth creation, employment generation and commercialization of Research and Development (R and D) Products.

According to Okolo, the “incubates” graduates of the centre have been helping to create more employment opportunities in the state as well as increasing productivity and competitiveness through new innovative technological ideas.

Okolo further explained that it had culminated into the creation of jobs, diversification of the local economy, identifying business opportunities, encouragement of youth and women entrepreneurs as well as setting-up community entrepreneurial climate in the state, among others.

“Technology incubation process in Nigeria begins with the admission of high technology-based enterprise (resident and non-resident in the Technology incubation centre where they are offered shared facilities such as working spaces, offices, workshop and laboratory, hand-on management assistance, access to finance, exposure to critical business and technical support services, networking resources, mentoring, and coaching which enhances the success of the enterprise during the incubation period which ranges from one to three years,” he added.

He said 205 direct and indirect jobs had been created.

The centre in Warri commenced operations in 2007 under the Technology Incubation Programme (TIP) of the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and in partnership with the Delta State Government.

– CAJ News

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