Nigerian invents app to empower access to skills, advertising, others 


An expert in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Engineer Azunna Chukwu, has said owners of small and large businesses in the country can now advertise with ease, using an app (PlugBay) which works without smart phones and data.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Engineer Chukwu said he was inspired to develop the app by the need for accessible and unbiased access to skilled persons, advertising and funding.  

Engineer Chukwu noted that he recognised the absence of accurate data on employment in the informal sector and the challenges faced by talented individuals and small businesses and envisioned PlugBay as a solution to improve access to skills, advertising and funding opportunities worldwide.

The technology expert stated, “PlugBay, a groundbreaking platform under the Emplug Inc. Ecosystem, is set to revolutionise the way individuals and businesses access skilled persons, advertising solutions, and funding opportunities. 

“With a vision to create a world where everyone can easily connect with the right talent, promote their products and services, and secure funding without obstacles, PlugBay is poised to transform the landscape of the global informal sector.”

The said the aim of the new app was to bridge the gap in the current employment and advertising landscape.

“PlugBay has developed a user-friendly and innovative platform that caters to the needs of both skilled individuals and businesses. 

“Recognizing the challenges faced by the informal sector, where accurate employment data is scarce, PlugBay seeks to empower individuals with skills and connect them with opportunities for growth and development.

“At PlugBay, we believe that everyone should have unprejudiced access to skilled persons, advertising, and funding, regardless of their background or location.

“We are committed to improving access to skilled professionals and advertising solutions, whether online or offline, while providing funding avenues for talented individuals who often face discrimination in traditional systems.”

“PlugBay’s mission is to create an inclusive environment where the benefits of the informal sector can be harnessed for the emerging markets and developing economies. 

“With the majority of the world’s population being part of the informal sector, PlugBay aims to unlock its potential and provide opportunities for individuals and businesses alike.

“The platform offers a range of features tailored to meet the diverse needs of its users. Through PlugBay, small businesses can easily advertise their products and services to a targeted audience, ensuring maximum visibility within their local communities. 

“By eliminating the need for a separate website, PlugBay streamlines the advertising process and enables businesses to manage their online presence effortlessly”.