The CEO and founder of Iroko TV, Jason Njoku, today said there are plans to launch the company in his hometown Owerri, Imo State.
He said this at one of the sessions of StartUpSouth 4, “Fireside Chat with Jason”, which held in Owerri today November 2nd, 2018.
Jason Njoku said that he wanted to move the production department of Iroko TV down to Owerri early this year but his wife who’s from Nsukka in Enugu State insisted it be moved to Enugu instead. But he has now decided to move the customer service and some other departments of the company down to Owerri.
“I lobbied that the production department be moved to Owerri but my wife who’s from Nsukka in Enugu State insisted on Enugu”, Jason said as he smiled.
“But we have now decided to move the customer service department to Owerri”, he continues.
Jason, who talked a lot about Lagos being the firepower of Nigeria also said people should stop regarding Owerri as a hospitality city, stating that the city has the potentials to attract investors and big businesses. He said at this point where technology has made a lot of things easy, businesses can now establish in other states like Owerri while making Lagos it’s primary market.
Other notable speakers at StartUpSouth 4 include famous photographer Kelechi Amadi Obi, former Minister of Information Frank Nweke Jnr, Iyinoluwa of Cchub among others.
StartUpSouth 4 is a technology, media and entrepreneurship conference that seeks to teach and elevate players of these industries in the Southsouth and Southeast parts of Nigeria. It has held in Porthacourt, Aba and now in Owerri.