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Indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturers

Indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) shall:

● Maintain active license with NITDA, and certification for each product renewable every two years.

● Re- certification will be based on the following conditions:

▪Maintain local capacity to produce multiple computing form factors and devices – desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, network devices etc. either directly or through a local ODM.

▪Assemble all hardware within Nigeria and maintain fully staffed facilities for this purpose.

▪Hold and maintain relevant product and quality certifications of locally and internationally acceptable standards.

▪Have verifiable proof of an investment as contained in Appendix A Schedule A before being granted a license to operate as an OEM in Nigeria.

▪Provided such investments is in equipment, process development, human capacity development or research and development (R&D), and;

▪Hold and maintain relevant platform certifications.

● Have a period of two years from the effective date of this guideline to comply with the recertification criteria herein stated.

● Maintain at least 40% local content by value and volume either directly or through outsourcing to local manufacturers engaged in any segment of the product value chain.

● Maintain in-country Research and Development Departments for the purpose of product and service conceptualization, innovation, adaptation, design and prototype development.

● Design and develop products that support Nigerian languages and local use cases.

● Design, promote or sell products that are affordable, competitive and innovative, offering benefits in any or more of the following areas; cost, battery capacity, rigidity, compatibility with renewable energy sources or functionality. Innovation in this context need not be in aesthetics or high-end capacity requirements as available in the market.

● Must install original Operating System (OS) on all locally designed or assembled hardware devices in-line with customers’ needs.

● To always maintain a minimum inventory to be at least 20% of registered capability to ensure ample number of devices and parts are available on request.

● Setup and operate after sales support, warranty support, return/repair centre as well as a customer service centre for their products. This can be outsourced locally.

● Secure and provide corporate indemnity or performance guarantees for customers and clients, either directly or through resellers.

● Hold and maintain relevant product and quality certifications of locally and internationally acceptable standards

● Subject themselves to regular inspection of factory premises and manufacturing processes.

● Provide verifiable documentation of source of component parts and notify NITDA of any changes in the source.

Indigenous Original Design Manufacturers

Indigenous Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) shall:

● Maintain active certification with NITDA, renewable every two years.

● Recertification will be based on meeting the following conditions:

▪Have similar capacity to OEMs for ICT devices manufactured and assembled where their devices are sold in their own names or other private labels.

▪Maintain local capacity to assemble and install ICT devices.

▪Hold and maintain relevant product and quality certifications of locally and internationally acceptable standards at local facilities of all devices assembled in Nigeria and for sale in the Nigerian Market.

▪Have verifiable proof of an investment as stated in Appendix A
Schedule B:

Provided such investments are in real estate, equipment, process development, human capacity development or research and development (R&D),

Subject themselves to regular inspection of R&D facilities, factory premises and manufacturing processes.

▪Hold and maintain relevant platform certifications in line with the demands of the OEMs.

● Provide incentives and motivation for ODMs to develop their own unique local content products and services.

● Submit to NITDA one (1) device either manufactured or assembled in its name or in a private label or on behalf an OEM for batch approval. Devices will be returned back to ODM after testing.

● Seek higher levels of backward integration within 12 months from the start of local operations.

● Provide to NITDA affidavit of source of component parts and notify NITDA of any changes in the source.

● ODMs must maintain a minimum capitalization of one Billion Naira.

● Setup and operate after sales support, warranty support, return/repair centre as well as a customer service centre for their products. This can be outsourced locally.

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