Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Genesis (www.gen.tech), leading global mobile Internet company, to provide customers on the Airtel network with an amazing opportunity to access and surf on Naij.com and Jiji.ng for free, without data charges and at an absolutely zero-rate.
Naij.com is Nigeria’s number one most visited digital content website and most downloaded news & entertainment mobile application in the country with over 17 million unique visitors every month and more than 3 million app downloads. Naij.com releases news, videos and updates in English, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and in Pidgin.
JiJi.ng is dominating Nigerian marketplace/classifieds destination, attracting over 5 million unique users each month. On Jiji.ng you can buy, sell, trade, or find jobs and just about anything from 100 000+ trusted sellers and advertisers in cars, electronics, fashion, property, jobs etc.
With the partnership, Airtel subscribers can access Naij.com and Jiji.ng for free via the mobile applications or via the websites www.naij.com andwww.jiji.ng
Commenting on the partnership, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Ahmad Mokhles, noted that Airtel Nigeria remains committed to its vision of becoming the preferred network for mobile Internet services, stating that the partnership demonstrates the telco’s resolve to creating massive empowerment opportunities that will connect Nigerians to their dreams and enable them fulfill their full potentials.
“Airtel is passionate about everything mobile Internet and we are intensely interested in enriching the lives of telecoms consumers by creating opportunities that will help them connect with their friends, loved ones and business associates and also empower them to realize their professional and business goals.
“Recently, we pioneered the Free Basics innovation with Facebook, a first of its kind in Nigeria. This partnership with Genesis, without a doubt, underscores our commitment to democratizing mobile Internet and creating a more connected society where people will be closer to their dreams,” said Mokhles.
Bayo Olupohunda, Naij.com editor-in-chief: “In a world where news breaks like the drop of a hat, you will need the fastest medium of getting the news that are important to you at no cost. Naij.com, Nigeria’s number one online news portal understands that times are hard in our country but we have found the cheapest means of getting the news to your mobile devices. Our once in a lifetime partnership with a leading in Nigeria mobile network, AIRTEL, now makes it possible for you to receive news directly without data charges at an absolutely zero-rate. This is an unbeatable offer that makes Naij.com a proudly Nigerian news media that cares about you.”
Yuliy Shenfeld, Jiji.ng country manager: “Jiji.ng is a unique marketplace where millions of buyers and sellers transact daily with no fee to post an ad or make a sale. We are thrilled that partnership with AIRTEL gives our users another advantage of using Jiji free of charge on their mobile devices everywhere they go. The Free data deal with AIRTEL supports our mission to empower the common man across Nigeria with a platform where anyone can find a job, start selling online or get the widest and cheapest range of goods and services across any possible category. Compared to other marketplaces our buyers have the possibility of searching for best offers from sellers in their neighborhood online and visit them to transact offline. ”