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LAGFERRY urges commuters to embrace water transportation



… Set To Increase Boats, Terminals, Jetties

The Lagos State Government has urged residents to embrace water transportation as a means of decongesting the roads, just as it revealed that plans have been concluded to  procure more boats to accommodate the increased customer patronage.

The Managing Director, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Mr. Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, made the appeal on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ forum held at Ojo Local Government Secretariat, Ebute-Ojo, Lagos.

Ladi-Balogun stated that the Agency chose the riverine localities of Ojo and Oto-Awori to hold the sensitisation meeting on boat transportation because of the incessant traffic logjam caused by ongoing road construction projects within the axis.

He said, “As the State government is paying priority to rehabilitate the road along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, which comes with its attendant inconveniences to road users, it will be expedient at this moment for the people to make use of the waterways, especially when commuting to Lagos Island, Ikorodu and Badagry. LAGFERRY boats are readily available at the Ebute-Ojo Terminal with adequate car park facilities. They are safe, comfortable, timely and efficient”.

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The Managing Director informed that the government has approved the procurement of seven new boats, just as nine other terminals/jetties are being constructed in all the Senatorial districts of the State, among other ongoing waterways infrastructure development.

Reiterating the commitment of the State Government to ensuring safety on the waterways, Ladi-Balogun gave an assurance that adequate measures will be put in place to ensure the Lagos State Waterways Regulatory Agency, LASWA, performs optimally.

“In every area of the operations of LAGFERRY, safety is paramount. Compulsory wearing of life jackets, regular maintenance of our boats, ensuring our boats don’t operate beyond stipulated times. Safety is actually the first factor we consider in everything we do. Part of the safety measures also includes personal accident insurance package.  For every passenger coming on board LAGFERRY boats, on every trip and every route we currently ply, all passengers are fully insured”, he stated.

In his contribution, the Chairman, Ojo Local Government, Mr. Rosulu Olusola Idowu, urged the people of Ojo and environs to take advantage of the alternative means of transportation provided by the State government through LAGFERRY.

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“Government has invested heavily in procuring boats and building jetties to serve and make life more convenient for us. Let us embrace water transportation, make good use of the facilities provided and decongest the roads”, he advised.

In his goodwill message, the Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), represented by Dr. Ugo Ugboma, commended the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his fervent commitment to an intermodal transportation system, especially its huge investment in water transportation.

She expressed the willingness of LASU’s school of transportation to partner with LAGFERRY and LASWA by providing necessary framework and manpower to drive sustainable water transportation system.

The forum had in attendance traditional rulers, market men and women, political leaders, lawmakers, youth leaders, religious leaders, artisan groups, academia, transport unionists, civil societies, Student Union Government Leaders and members of CDCs and CDAs in Ojo.




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The Organised Process Of Goods Packaging In A Jumia business





Online shopping has redefined the way we make purchases with shopping and payment done through the internet. In most cases, the only time the customer has human interface is with the delivery agent when packages are delivered. However, a lot of manpower and activities go behind the scene to ensure orders are properly processed and items delivered in good condition. 

A tour led by Adetunji Lanase, Country Manager Jumia Nigeria into one of the biggest Jumia warehouses in Nigeria showed the process items pass through before they are delivered at the doorsteps of customers. From the entry point, it was easy to see that a Jumia warehouse is a place of organized activities.

Though divided into sections, the activities are all connected to produce quality service delivery to customers. Below is a glance through phases and activities in the packaging process:

Inbound area: This is the first section in the chain of goods packaging processing. Working with strict covid-19 guidelines which are maintained across the warehouse, this section receives items to be sold on the Jumia platform from sellers.

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Staging area: Being the second phase in the process, this is the intermediate storage area for the items received from sellers. Here, the Jumia team ensures items are arranged and organized according to the warehouse number for easy pickup when orders are placed.

Outflow area: This section is the inventory location where the picker moves to pick the list of orders on queue and scans the items. The item is processed and prepared for packaging before being shipped to the next section in the chain.

Outbound hub: Items need to be protected for the transportation process. While doing this, the impact of packaging is considered by the Jumia team. Here, the team on ground inspects items approved for delivery to ensure they are in good condition. They label the items, and then create a master packaging bag to ensure the items are presented to meet the customer’s aesthetics taste.

Network Hub: The packages are brought to this section for sortation according to the region/destination of the packed items.

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Verification: Here the packages are scanned and readied for dispatch. The security team on ground verifies necessary documents before loading the items into the dispatch van.

From this point, packages are handled by the dispatcher who ensures they remain intact and are delivered at the appropriate destination

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Jumia partners Samsung,Xiaomi, Intel, Others To Offer Huge Discounts On Tech Gadgets For 2021 Tech Week





The Jumia Tech Week, kicked off today March 1st through 7th, 2021. During the week long sales, Jumia will be providing customers the opportunity to get best deals of up to 70% off on latest tech items such as TV sets, cameras, mobile phones, computers, video games and others.

Partnering with global gadget and electronic manufacturers such as Samsung, HP, Intel, Umidigi, and Xiaomi, Jumia is giving customers over 6 million choice products to shop from while staying safe.

Speaking on the campaign, Jumia Nigeria CEO, Massimiliano Spalazzi said the Jumia Tech Week caters to the needs of remote workers, entertainment and sport lovers as it gives them the opportunity to buy tech-related items at the most affordable prices.

“The campaign caters to everyone with gadget needs: those working from home who need laptops, storage devices; gamers who need the latest video game; gadget lovers in need of latest phones; entertainment and sport lovers in need of speakers, earphones and television sets can shop for them during the Tech Week. All you need is download the JumiaApp, register and start shopping,” he said.

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The Campaign will also feature March 1st and 5th as explosion days during which customers can get products at giveaway prices. Customers will also stand a chance to win prizes during daily Flash sales, Treasure Hunt, spin & win sessions.

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Verdant Zeal Wins 1st AAAN President Cup FIFA Tournament




The Association of Advertising Agencies Nigeria (AAAN) just concluded its first
President’s Cup Football FIFA Tournament. The tournament which started on
Tuesday, February 16th ended on Friday, February 26th held at the AAAN
Secretariat and was streamed live on the AAAN social media platforms.

According to the Chairman of the Events Planning Committee, Mr. Doyin
Adewumi, fifteen (15) agencies participated in the competition for the grand
prize of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000), while the first and second
runners-up get N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.

After a gruelling match, the victory went to VD Team from Verdant Zeal who
beat Tequila Limited; 5 – 2, becoming the first agency to win the first ever
AAAN President’s Cup Football FIFA Tournament.

The President of the Association, Mr. Steve Babaeko during the presentation
of the cup noted that the purpose of the tournament was to bring young
practitioners together through a healthy competition as well as foster a
healthy rivalry and relationship amongst them.



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