Nigeria: Konga partners Lagos State to Support MSMEs

One of Africa’s leading online mall, Konga has collaborated with the Lagos State Government to help Micro Small & Medium Enterprises in the state by providing a platform for their goods to be showcased through the use of state-of-the-art technological innovation.

Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, at a MSME fair in Lagos, described MSMEs as the catalyst to industrialisation drive.

He acknowledged the importance of MSMEs to the Nigerian economy with the Fair increasing global visibility, productivity and profitability of goods locally made in Lagos.

He stated that government will continue to formulate policies that will enhance the productivity of all businesses in Lagos and charged entrepreneurs to take advantage of such in scaling up.

Also speaking, Shola Adekoya, Chief Executive Officer of Konga , while highlighting some of the things that brings to the table of this strategic collaboration with Lagos State government for the second year running said “It’s in Konga’s DNA to be the engine of trade and commerce in Africa by empowering MSMEs to move their businesses to the next level in the smart world.

”He identified four key areas to buttress this saying “Firstly, advertising and marketing help get your products to many eye balls and with the millions of site visits that Konga enjoys, these MSMEs can take advantage of that to get their products to more people on the platform thereby reaching a wider market across the nation.

Secondly, with CBN and more people clamouring for a cashless system, it has become expedient for entrepreneurs to leverage on KongaPay to accept payment easily both online and offline. With Konga’s warehouses being opened up to MSMEs, you don’t get limited by the space that you have as we can now provide warehousing and logistics for you to ship across the whole of Nigeria with a full insurance policy.”

With the MSME Fair, Konga is poised to help MSMEs match with the fast changing technology by providing platforms that showcase their products to the entire world with just a click. Konga is providing a platform for MSMEs to sell, a payment solution that their business needs, warehousing and logistics solution that moves their goods all over the country.

Source: Footprint to Africa

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