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Airtel Inks MoU with Konga to Change Nigeria’s eCommerce Landscape

In reality, what this partnership means is that customers of Airtel Nigeria will always get the best deals at their fingertips and delivered to their doorsteps regardless of their location – Airtel CCO

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Airtel Konga MoU Signing in Lagos
L-r: Nick Imudia, co-CEO, Konga Group; Surendran Chemmenkotil, the managing director and chief executive officer, Airtel Nigeria and Godfrey Efeurhobo, the Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, during the MoU signing between Airtel and Konga Group on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Airtel Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Konga Group, aimed to make life better, more enjoyable and more fun for Airtel’s 50m+ customers, TechEconomy.ng can report.

Through the partnership with Konga, Airtel Nigeria is pushing further on its quest to connect the customers to places, platforms, people, services, offerings and opportunities that can transform their lives.

Speaking during the MoU signing ceremony held today, March 31, 2022 at the Boardroom, Airtel Nigeria Headquarters, Banana Island, Lagos, Mr. Surendran Chemmenkotil, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, reiterated that the leading telecommunication company in country cherishes partnerships that add value to the customers’ lives.

Airtel Mifi on Konga

Airtel Mifi selling on Konga

In his words: “Airtel thrives on partnerships. We are constantly looking at ways to better the worth of millions of our subscribers in Nigeria and this partnership is one of them.

“Our job is to connect customers by offering the best mobile network and ensure the customers have value for their money. We are confident that this partnership marks the beginning of many positive things to happen for our customers in this market”, Chemmenkotil said.

Also speaking, Mr. Godfrey Efeurhobo, the Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, said the event was significant because it demonstrated the telecommunication company’s commitment to creating opportunities and partnerships that will enrich the lives of the customers and empower them to fulfil their dreams as well as realize their full potentials.

“This occasion is also significant as it affirms our resolve to make life better, more enjoyable and more fun for our 50m+ customers as we connect them to places, platforms, people, services, offerings and opportunities that can transform their lives,” he said.

Efeurhobo said the Airtel – Konga partnership is majorly about ‘inclusion’ which is at the heart of what Airtel does “– our overarching agenda is transforming lives by enabling digital and financial inclusion.

“We believe this partnership with Konga is an important step in making online and offline offerings ubiquitous – more accessible and more affordable for everybody

“At Airtel, we are not only building a quality and prestigious network for voice and mobile Internet services. We are also pioneering and inspiring a new wave that will position us as the preferred partner for everything digital, e-commerce, entertainment, lifestyle, productivity, entrepreneurship, sports, etc”.

On why the choice of Konga, the Airtel Nigeria’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “Konga needs no introduction and we are excited to be with them on this journey that will create more value and opportunities for our customers

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“The Konga e-commerce platform offers a plethora of services and offerings, targeted at simplifying everyday experience for customers and merchants, which aligns with our philosophy of connecting and empowering our customers and stakeholders with services and offerings that leverage on technology and innovation.

“In reality, what this partnership means is that customers of Airtel Nigeria will always get the best deals at their fingertips and delivered to their doorsteps regardless of their location

“So, whatever opportunities you crave, this partnership makes it instantly accessible to you at a very affordable price without you having to move from wherever you are”, he said.

Cheerful Efeurhobo declared that it is a new dawn and the MNO (Mobile Network Provider) remains committed to changing the landscape of e-commerce in the country.

According to him, Airtel will continue to innovate and seek partnerships that will make life better and more enjoyable for Nigerians.

Nick Imudia, co-CEO, Konga Group, said it is one of the most strategic partnerships they have signed in the recent time, adding this will offer over 50 million Airtel subscribers the opportunity to shop and obtain services across companies under the Group.

“This is one of the most strategic partnerships we have signed this year. In Konga, we believe in strong partnerships; creating an ecosystem where millions of customers can have access to quality products and services.

“We are the e-commerce group you can trust. Konga is run by experienced executives; by Nigerians and for Nigerians. Through this partnership we want Konga customers to benefit from the offerings of this partnership with Airtel. Konga has millions of products and services; we have businesses around KongaPay, Konga Health, Konga Travel, and Konga Food Delivery coming very soon; there is Konga Logistics – Kexpress, including the online and offline retail stores.

“What this partnership does is that it creates an avenue through which these products and services can be accessed; we are eager for the opportunity to showcase what we have”, he said.

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