Buyright Africa to Unveil NEDWS
By Ikenna UGWU
ABUJA: The Nigerian Employees Digital Welfare scheme (NEDWS) powered by Buyright Africa, a genuine digital Lifestyle company that offers a convenient payment scheme on ICT equipment, Home Appliances and other lifestyle products, will be formally unveiled by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Chukwuemeka Wogu, CON, Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson and the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Ibrahim Omar on the 6th of December at Abuja Transcorp Hilton hotel.
According to Mr. Mukoro Emomine, managing director of Buyright Africa, “We have been test running this credit scheme for over 7 months and have over 7,500 certified employees who have benefitted from it”.
NEDWS allows Nigerian Employees in both the public and private sectors to buy ICT equipment like Computers, Smart Phones, Printers, Scanners , projectors , UPS and home appliances like TVs, Refrigerators, Deep Freezers, Microwave, Electricity Generating sets of any brand of their choice from Buyright Africa with the convenience of paying over a period of 6 months at zero interest rate.
The intention of NEDWS and its partners is to build financial and moral integrity in the Nigerian Employee of the 21st century towards the development of a viable credit based society. Mr. Mukoro said the focus is to encourage employees to enjoy a minimum standard of living while working hard to improve productivity and reduce fraud at their work places.
Going philosophical, Mr. Mukoro asked – “How long will it take a young graduate who just secured a job on a salary of N75,000 per month to save and buy a new laptop or TV? This is one of the questions this scheme is structured to answer and has been answering; it is one of the problems of our growing society. As different governments and the private sector struggle to survive globally, NEDWS is meant to empower employed citizens to extend quality living to their households.
“This is the trend in the civilized world but here companies and individuals are afraid to extend credit facilities to employees without asking for an arm and a leg including the burden of completing complicated forms. The Nigerian Employees Digital Welfare Scheme, NEDWS, is a complete departure from that tortuous Past,” he added.
“Buyright Africa”, Mukoro maintained, “instituted a process that has certified as at the end of October over 19 companies in the private sector, 9 Federal Ministries and MDGs, two state governments, 6 tertiary institutions, 2 churches and 5 Co-operatives. Staff of these certified institutions will only complete simple Application forms, issue their post dated cheques and the ICT equipment or Household Appliances of their choice will be delivered to them with no hassles. The list of the certified institutions and governments would be released at the launch. Employees of companies, institutions or government not yet certified shall also enjoy the scheme but may be guaranteed by their Management or Co-operatives.
“This may take few hours longer than the certified organizations and governments. NEDWS is not demanding any form of Bank guarantees and is not working with any bank and that is why it is interest free. All items offered on this scheme are global brands and Applicants are free to choose any brand they like.
Also, at this launch, Buyright Africa, with the permission of MayFive Media Ltd, a company owned by ex- Newswatch Directors, will present Mr. Leo stan Ekeh – the Chairman of the Zinox Group, and Africa’s leading Digital Entrepreneur in a 45 minutes talk, a glimpse from his upcoming thought provoking and insightful book –“THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THIRD WORLD ENTERPRENEURS”.
Though it will be delivered with great caution noting the limits agreed with the publishers, it will touch on issues like digging Deeper and building Miracle Corporates in a tough economy. He will touch on the next best options in the market place for new starters, why so many Nigerian Entrepreneurs will continue to lose money and how to avoid the big holes created by big ticket fraudsters.
Mr. Echika Ezuka, Media Consultant to Buyright Africa, said it promises to be a rewarding experience because it took weeks for the publishers to accept the plea to release a glimpse of this explosive but highly cerebral book that will touch the foundations of this country and shall be officially released in 2014. That is why this launch is strictly by invitation and we expect those who wish to attend to apply online through www.buyrightafrica.com to be screened or contact BuyrightAfrica by phone to be registered for this event.