Nigerian minister to discuss e-commerce at Jumia anniversary


Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s minister for communication technology, will deliver the keynote address at an event marking the one year anniversary of Jumia, Nigeria’s leading e-commerce store, on Friday.

The event will be attended by federal ministers, chief executives, suppliers, customers and various fashion and lifestyle celebrities.The minister will be speaking on the theme “E-Commerce and Information Communications Technology – An Engine for Job Creation and Economic Growth”.

Other speakers expected at the event include Tayo Oviosu, Pagatech’s chief executive officer (CEO), Zenith Bank’s head of e-banking Juliet Nwanguma,  and Randy Buday, managing director of DHL Nigeria.Co-managing director of Jumia Nigeria, Tunde Kehinde, said the company has revolutionised e-commerce in the West African region.“We are proud of the change that Jumia and its innovative e-commerce model have brought to this region,” Kehinde said.

“Now, we want to share our knowledge and bring all those who will shape Nigeria in the future to one table, to discuss the possibilities and options e-commerce holds for Nigeria. We know that e-commerce will grow globally, and we believe Africa will play an important part in this growth.”

by Paul Adepoju


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