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Nigeria's Used Computer Industry – VOA Story

Nigeria’s bustling commercial capital, Lagos, has a market where other people’s computer trash is refurbished and resold. Used, recycled, donated, recovered, Chinese-made, shipped, flown, or stolen, parts or whole, it does not matter. This market in Ikeja, Lagos, is called “computer village.” Here people come to trade, sell, buy, anything computer-related: hard drives, monitors and accessories, even if they are not the latest models. What is considered high-tech trash in the developed world is reassembled and repackaged to fit local needs and local prices.


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  1. alwahallc
    January 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Call us to buy used branded computers

    CELL: 00971509846162/00971561332340

    Zulfi / Abbas

  2. alwahallc
    January 4, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Good

  3. justmymage
    January 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I would like to become a person that makes computers of the parts, would make me happy & some1 gets a computer 🙂

  4. azkeyz
    January 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    This is what happens when you push too much merchanidice out the door.

    cellphone , wonderful way to get bran cancer.

    think the industry cares ?
    Think again.

  5. azkeyz
    January 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    This is what happens when you push too much merchandice out the door.

    cellphone wonderful way to get brain cancer.

  6. junebeckford
    January 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Nigerians are very enterprising. They will make it one day as an industrial power if external forces do not assist idiotic elements within the country to destroy it in yet another laughable African civil war.

  7. lagosmama
    January 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    My goodness, those poor kids. Those PC units can be as heavy as 20kg(???)

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