Jumia, Others Float e-Commerce Sectoral Group Under LCCI
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
An e-commerce sectoral group has been inaugurated under the banners of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) by Jumia and other e-commerce players within the Nigerian tech ecosystem.
This move by the e-commerce players will support the development of private enterprises in various sectors of the Nigerian economy by exposing their products to a larger market, a statement disclosed.
At the inauguration, Jumia Nigeria Chairwoman and Head of Institutional Affairs at Jumia Group, Ms Juliet Anammah, was appointed the first Chairman of the new group.
Ms Anammah, who served as CEO of Jumia Nigeria between 2015 and 2020, said the formation of an e-commerce group by the LCCI attests to the important role and prospect of the digital marketplace in the economic development of Nigeria.
“The inauguration of the e-commerce group by LCCI is a welcome development that will have a far-reaching impact on the development of private businesses in Nigeria.
“E-commerce and its digital offerings make it a development tool for businesses. The private sector, dominated by micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), is key to the development of Nigeria’s economy.
“Today’s globalisation trend requires that businesses leverage digital infrastructure for relevance and growth,” she stated.
“As the leading player in the e-commerce market in Africa, businesses in the private and public sectors have been leveraging Jumia services and technology for sales, last-mile distribution and wider customer reach.
“Working with the e-commerce group, we will deploy our wealth of experience to further explore the inherent potential of digital services for the growth of the private sector and also address other critical issues such as infrastructure and regulatory constraints,” she added.
The LCCI was established for the promotion and protection of Trade and Industry, and to represent and express the opinion of the business community on matters affecting trade and industry in Lagos and by extension Nigeria.
Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa fuelled by the belief that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa, for the better.
The firm is built to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.