Jumia concludes anniversary celebration with donations to Red Cross orphanage, LASTMA, others

Lagos, Nigeria; 29 July 2019: Leading ecommerce platform, Jumia Nigeria brought its anniversary celebration to a finale by donating home care products and reading materials to the Nigerian Red Cross Orphanage Home located at Makoko, Yaba. The company also donated over 300 protective wear and safety items to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA).

L-R: Mrs Newyear Ihenacho, Head Teacher, Red Cross Orphanage Home, Makoko; Adeshile Allinson, Head, Seller Operations, Jumia Nigeria: Miss Idowu Taiwo, Matron, Red Cross Orphanage Home, Makoko, Makoko; Tosin Iyanda, HR Manager, Jumia Nigeria; Mrs Gloria Chiukwe, Admin Officer, Red Cross Orphanage, Makoko; Olukayode Kolawode, PR & Communications Manager, Jumia Nigeria; and Temitope Azeez, Cross Country HR Manager, Jumia at the donation of home care products and reading materials to Red Cross Orphanage Home, Makoko, Yaba recently.   

In addition to the donation, the company volunteered some of its staff to support the LASTMA officers in managing traffic in Ikeja and its environs. The volunteers were trained by the agency at the Jumia warehouse in Ikeja a day before they were dispatched to the field.

Jumia Nigeria’s Human Resources Lead, Mr Dele Awolala said the donations provided an exciting opportunity for the company’s staff to interact with the children and appreciate the good work that the social workers and staff of Red Cross are doing in caring for them.

L-R: Tosin Iyanda, HR Manager, Jumia Nigeria; Onabanjo Adegbayi  Head, Enforcement Unit, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA); Musa Maroof Olawale, General Manager, LASTMA; Tolulope George-Yanwah, Country Manager, Jumia Services; Adeoye Oluyemi, Head, Operations, LASTMA; and Olukayode Kolawode, PR & Communications Manager, Jumia Nigeria at the donation of 300 protective wear and safety items by Jumia to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) recently.  

 The Head of Administrative Office at the Makoko Red Cross Orphanage Home, Mrs Gloria Chiukwe identified inadequate funding and dearth of volunteers as some of the challenges the organisation struggles daily with in order to keep the home running.

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She said, “Jumia’s contribution will meet some of these needs. We are also urging other individuals and organisations to volunteer their time and resources in supporting orphanage homes in the country.”

Similarly, the general manager of LASTMA, Mr. Musa Maroof Olawale commended Jumia’s management for building its 7th anniversary celebration around its host communities, especially in the areas of intervention, outreaches and corporate social investment. He reiterated the agency’s commitment to its mandate, which is to effectively manage traffic in the country’s commercial hub.

Country manager for Jumia Services – the logistics arm of Jumia, Miss Tolulope George-Yanwah said the impact of the agency’s work continues to reflect on the logistics operations of the company, as they contributed to timely delivery of packages from sellers to consumers through their efficient management of traffic in Lagos.

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About Jumia Group

Jumia is the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, present across 14 countries in Africa. Its mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers while helping businesses grow as they use Jumia’s platform to better reach and serve consumers.

The Jumia platform consists of a marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, a logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and a payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on the Jumia platform in selected markets. On the marketplace, more than 80,000 sellers offer a broad range of goods and on-demand services.

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Jumia Logistics facilitates the delivery of goods in a convenient and reliable way, leveraging an extensive network of third-party logistics service providers, seamlessly integrated through the Jumia proprietary technology platform.

JumiaPay offers a safe and easy solution to facilitate online transactions on the Jumia platform, with the intention of integrating additional financial services in the future.

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