New co-working space launched in Lagos

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On Nigeria’s Independence Day, a new entrant emerged in Nigeria’s startup ecosystem. It is GoDo.ng and it promises to ensure that more young people are given the necessary platforms and opportunities to grow.

Located at 53, Oladipo Bateye Road, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, the co-working space was officially unveiled by Mr. John Obaro, Managing Director, SystemSpecs, who expressed delight at the thought of the Co-Founders of GoDo.ng.

Recounting the Remita story, he said focus and persistence are keys to achieving whatever goal one has set.

“Remita platform would have long been dead if I did not have the strength of character. My primary advice to start-ups would be to avoid distractions by all means necessary and it is important for entrepreneurs to always be true to themselves”, he said.

GoDo.ng, is a platform established and made available for the use of creative and innovative minds, as they converge to share co-working space, with state-of-the-art-facilities, connect and collaborate with one another.

It also provides a serene environment to learn from business experts, mentors, coaches, investors, etc., as well as build relationships, with a view to scale.

The facility is suitable for cognitive thinking and privacy, with co-working space, uninterrupted power supply, free and fast internet connection provided by Swift Networks.

A former President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, Mr. Chris Uwaje expressed delight at the launch of the facility.

“Nigeria has no business being poor, however, to achieve any meaningful development, we have to retool our workforce, educational structures and platforms like this would help us achieve that as long as we put our minds to it,” he said.

Speaking at the event, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr, Co-founder of GoDo.ng, expressed joy on the progress that startups across the country have made despite the harsh economic conditions and weak policies. Notwithstanding, he pledged that GoDo will work to also extend the progress by focusing on solutions that will deepen financial inclusion alongside others.

“We will be announcing our incubation programme in the next three months,” he disclosed.

“It is hoped that start-ups that will pass through GoDo’s incubation program will focus on developing result-oriented solutions, that will positively impact the society at large, through the evocation of strategic planning, business model development and marketing plans, to determine the marketing techniques to pursue in market entry and penetration for specific products, services and solutions”, CFA added.

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