The Nation (Nigeria)

HIS, Lagos Innovates Centre partner on digital divide

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AN enterprise technology company building sustainabl­e IT and power solutions, Versecom Limited, has opened a low-cost co-working space - IHS Lagos Innovates Centre, in partnershi­p with IHS Nigeria in Alimosho, Lagos to bridge the digital divide.

Versecom Limited is launching this initiative with sponsorshi­p from IHS Nigeria - the largest subsidiary of IHS

Towers, and support from Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) and Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF).

The Low-cost Hub initiative was created to tackle the cost of office and community barrier to business entry faced by most micro, small and medium enterprise­s (MSMES) and freelancer­s in the country. The Hub offers a seat at N1000/day (50per cent to 80 per cent lower than current market rates) and is targeted at idea stage to preseed start-ups and freelancer­s around Lagos; with plans to build more low-cost hubs across the state.

IHS Lagos Innovates Centre (the Energy and Environmen­t Hub) located in Rafiu Jafojo Park Shasha, Alimosho, opened its doors on June 7, 2021 with a launch.

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