By Charles Nwaoguji
Sound Prince (SP) International Company Nigeria Limited an indigenous leader in musical equipments plans to establish musical plants in Nigeria that would serve the whole of Africa continent.
According to the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Paulinus Ugochukwu, plan has reached an advanced stage to build a world class musical instrument factory at Ibolo Oraifite in Anambra State.
Ugochukwu, who stated this at the commissioning of Sound Prince Plaza and launching of new products, held over the weekend, said that when completed, the factory will provide about 3000 direct employment and over 10,000 indirect employments.
“This is in line with the federal government vision of making Nigeria industrial hubs, he stated.
He noted that very soon Nigerians and the whole of Africa countries would no longer travel to China and other European countries to import musical equipment as SP would manufacture high quality musical equipment here in Nigeria.
He noted that currently the company has over 300 staff and about 1000 dealers in the 36 state of Nigeria including FCT Abuja and part of west Africa.
The CEO of SP stated that in 2000, he started importing product with brand name Audio Victory which was doing well in the market. But he soon realized that the market was dominated by foreign brand names, which he worked on and came out with “Sound Prince” that has become a household name in Nigeria and Africa countries.
He said that the company today produces everything about music which includes; mixer, speaker, amplifier, microphone, drum set and etc whit highest standard of quality.
He stated that the newly constructed tower structure, would house new advance technology ranges of speakers, such as SP 12 LX, SP 18 ASL, SP-MP 2.1 Mini arry speakers, SP 212 PR, SP 18 LX , SP 218 PR, SP-215 PR, and SP- 3500 power Amplifiers.
He said that with the launching of the new products, it will add value to Nigeria economy by providing employment opportunities to Nigerians.
Commissioning the Sound Prince’s Plaza, the Chairman of Ojo Local Government, Hon. Rasulu Olushola Idowu, said the commissioning of the plaza is a testimony as this tower would provide employment opportunities for Nigerians.
He commended the management of SP for their courage in providing employment opportunities to the youths in the area.
He called on others to emulate the example of this young company that has invested hugely in materials and human resources.
Also speaking at the event, the Executive Chairman of Alaba International Market , Mr. Daniel Uchena Nnadozie said that government should give tax holiday especially those who are into manufacturing, as this is the most hard time for manufacturers.
Nnadozie noted that this would encourage a lot of people to go into manufacturing instead of going into buying and selling.
“If we must industrialized as a nation, this is the time for us go into manufacturing. It would add value to our economy,” he added.
Those who grace the occasion includes, the Local Government Chairman, Hon. Rasulu Olushola Idowu, Christian Association of Igbo Ministers, Lagos State, Dr. Solomon Okorie; General Overseer, Word Base Assembly, Bishop Humphrey Erumaka , Minister of Perfect way Ministries, Bishop Mike Ofuegbu and Managing Director, OCI Int’l Limited, Mr. Sunny Igbo.