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Airtel, Konga partner to deepen digital retail as telco ranks among top tax paying firms

By Tomike Owoturo
06 April 2022   |   3:57 am
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with Konga, composite online and offline retail chain in Africa, to deepen the digital/online retail landscape and connect more Nigerians to opportunities that will enhance and enrich their lives.     Speaking during a formal MOU signing ceremony in Lagos, Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria,…

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Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with Konga, composite online and offline retail chain in Africa, to deepen the digital/online retail landscape and connect more Nigerians to opportunities that will enhance and enrich their lives. 
  
Speaking during a formal MOU signing ceremony in Lagos, Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Godfrey Efeurhobo, said the partnership with Konga will revolutionize the digital retail landscape as Airtel is committed to inspiring a new wave that will offer customers more opportunities at their fingertips and delivered to their doorsteps.
  
“This partnership 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. 
“Indeed, this move is an important step to 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.,” he said

   
Chief Executive Officer, Konga, Nick Imudia, commented on the partnership with Airtel: “At Konga Group, we pride ourselves with strong partnership that exposes great products and services to Nigeria consumers. We believe that with this partnership, consumers of both companies will have access to good quality products and services at unbeatable prices.”
    
IN a related development, the Federal Government has honoured Airtel for tax compliance in the country. 
 
FG named Airtel Nigeria amongst the top three most compliant tax payers in Nigeria and has also been recognized for its remarkable performance in remittances of the various taxes in 2021 Tax year. 
    
Airtel was recognized last week by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) during the agency’s second edition of its stakeholder engagement forum held at the Banquet Hall, State House Presidential Villa, Abuja. 
   
Airtel Nigeria’s Vice President, Finance, Adenike Ayeye and Head, Taxation, Mary Okoro, received the award on behalf of the company at the event, which was attended by the President Muhammadu Buhari. 
   
Speaking during the event, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the stakeholders’ forum was designed to engage stakeholders in the Nigerian tax-space in meaningful discourse so as to glean information, ideas and experience in the aid of policy formulation and improved tax environment.