DigitalNews Today: EMPOWERED BY BROADBAND - Celestine Achi

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Like so many of you out there, I am aware of the statistics proving the importance of entrepreneurs, empowered by broadband, to our economy. Together they create jobs and wealth and drive the country forward through innovation and ingenuity. And we know that supporting these businesses with cutting edge connectivity is not just a good idea, but a vital national purpose.

This is just a little of how broadband adoption can create opportunities and empower emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs.

SEUN ODUKOYA: The founder of resigned from Mansard Insurance an Agency Manager to launch a grocery online shopping store - and now uses broadband for over 1,000 sales, with about 700,000 hits and has hired 20% more workers within its first year of operation alone. #connectednigeria #imaginethepossibilities #domore

OBI EMETAROM: An Electrical Engineer and graduate of FUTO, Co-founded APPZONE and created BANKOne that has become Africa's first banking software solution that is DELIVERED over the internet from a reliable and secure cloud infrastructure. Obi has hired 30% more workers in the past year and says broadband is the only way he can run his solutions.#connectednigeria #imaginethepossibilities #domore

LEKE OJIKUTU: Resigned as an employee in 2010 with only NGN30,000 in his account and without an office or staff, he focused on the only assets he had - a laptop and access to internet. Today, he is the founder of Afrisoft's bulksms software and - the biggest online payment processor in Nigeria. Has over 40 staff in Nigeria alone #connectednigeria #imaginethepossibilities #domore

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