As a result of a partnership between Dangote Cement and Jumia, Nigerians can now buy Cement online. The aim of this move is said to be to help reduce the price of Cement and ease the logistics involved in purchasing Cement.

Nigerians looking to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50kg of Dangote Cement and above can now order online on Jumia.

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“Dangote Cement decided to work with Jumia Nigeria based on its credibility and excellent performance over the years in online shopping management. The new initiative will help arrest the scams perpetrated by online fraudsters who deceived the people by asking them to come and purchase Dangote Cement for N1000 per bag," said Chux Mogbolu, Key Account Director at Dangote Cement.

During the initial pilot phase of the partnership, purchases will only be allowed within Lagos, Port- Harcourt and Abuja. There is a possibility that the ability to buy Cement online could be rolled out to other areas in Nigeria depending on the level of demand and performance of the new deal.

Speaking on the deal too, Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah said the deal with Dangote Cement is part of efforts to deepen service delivery on Jumia Nigeria online platform.

Anammah said she was of the belief that the deal will be beneficial to all parties involved and deepen further online shopping in Nigeria as obtained all over the world.

Anama also reflected on the 2017 Black Friday Festival ran by her organization and said the Festival has attracted more than 14 million visits since the commencement of the campaign on November 13th.

"The annual sales event, which was initiated in Nigeria in 2013 by Jumia remains the busiest and largest shopping day of the year on both online and offline stores. This year’s explosive Black Friday numbers demonstrates the increasing capacity and flexibility of the online retail space in Nigeria. We deliver to the 36 states across Nigeria, and are able to reach neighborhoods and shoppers who traditionally have not had access to a wide variety of products and deals. This year we also see the increasing interest in groceries and other FMCG products which reflect the increasing relevance of Black Friday to the average Nigerian.” said Anammah.