A new business unit of Chams Plc, ChamsCity, was dedicated on September 21, 2008 ahead of the of the official comissioning of the Facility. The facility is expected to deliver the largest internet café in the world.
The cyber centre, located in Lagos, is one of several digital malls that are being built across the country by CHAMS Plc, a Nigerian information technology firm with specialisation in identity management and related solutions.
The General Manager, ChamsCity, Mr Sola Bickersteth, said the Lagos centre would be equipped with over 1,000 computers which is higher than that of a cyber centre in New York, which boasts of about 850 computers, a figure acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest yet, in the world.
He said that representatives from the Guinness Book of Records are billed to arrive in Nigeria very soon for an assessment of the facility.
The digital facility will be replicated in all the states of the federation. Already, the Abuja facility has been completed. The GM said the centres are to provide a number of services including digital identity management, video conferencing and electronic payment solutions.
In addition, it will help provide the right location for job recruitment, electronic learning and data processing.
He said the centres were designed for connection to the telecommunications networks using SAT-3, radio and optic fibre In a dedication service for the Lagos centre, the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Sunday Ola Makinde, said that the time had come for wealthy Nigerians to invest their wealth in the country in order to create a difference in the lives of people. He bemoaned a situation in whereby many Nigerians take their money outside the shores of the country when there were many things that were begging for attention in terms of investment in the country. He commended Chams for taking the initiative.