It is quite interesting to see how companies are now turning to Owerri to open businesses or branches of their existing businesses. Both startup companies and big already established organizations are beginning to notice Owerri.
I can’t even start naming them but the few I can remember now are, Shoprite (currently building their characteristic mega mall along Egbu Road), Slot phones (opened towards the end of last year), Yudala that recently launched their website and their experience store in Owerri, House of Freeda shopping mall (recently launched with grand opening to happen soon), ORE is coming and many others.
Foodstuff.com.ng have now brought their services to Owerri.
Ever thought of going to the popular Eke Onuwa market located along Douglas while it’s raining? Guess the thought wasn’t very pleasant. Well, Foodstuff.com.ng is here to deliver all the food stuffs you need to cook that delicious meal. Just visit their website or give them a call and viola! The foodstuff is delivered to you right at your doorstep.
I spoke to the founder of the company, Mr Chidi Kenny and he said they are glad to be in Owerri. They started from Enugu and are presently doing very well as they get a lot of orders. He said they are yet to gain much traction in Owerri as they haven’t commenced full marketing and their website is undergoing minor maintenance to give their clients maximum experience.
We hope more of these companies and startups will keep coming. We have all it takes to be in the spotlight of technology and the startup ecosystem that is presently dominated by the west.