We seldom hear of companies grooming and outsourcing software talent outside of Lagos, so when I heard of one operating in Aba of all places, my initial reaction was to doubt its credibility. But I soon realised the amount of work Chibueze Ukaegbu has put into building his company, LearnFactory, when Techpoint visited Aba during our tour of the South-South and South-East.
Exactly this period last year, when I first visited Port Harcourt, en route to Umuahia, one of the scenes that held me spellbound was that of the alarming queues at several ATM points within this oil-rich city. Watching city residents wait through the long queues was indeed an unsavoury scene. My journey still ahead of me, I had to make a withdrawal at Aba, a city about another 35 minutes drive from Port Harcourt, where it seemed more convenient.
Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 (Southern Nigeria Edition) is made possible by our primary sponsors — GIGM.com and Riby.ngSaturday November 11th was our 7th day on the Techpoint Innovation Tour and the plan was to visit a couple of places in the city; including the industrial shoe market inside Ariaria market, North of Aba. In what has become customary practice since we arrived in Aba, the team first headed straight for LearnFactory. There we were served a delicious breakfast of pancakes and tea.
I was reading former Vice President's Atiku Abubakar's response to I Go Dye and somehow felt the man's got his way with words (If indeed he wrote it himself).
This part got me the most.
"I I tell people my age that to understand young Nigerians, we need to understand the d…
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