Konga, Nigeria’s leading e-commerce giant, is set to become one of Nigeria’s largest employers, with plans to offer significant employment opportunities to more than 500,000 Nigerians and another 500,000 in other African countries by 2025.
The development will lead Konga not only to the top of the private sector employment charts, but also to the company’s competitive government and sub-national employment rates, and will make a significant contribution to improving the worrying unemployment situation in Nigeria and other Africans. . preparing for strategic African expansion.
The ambitious plan, as revealed by the e-commerce group, will go a long way in reorganizing the narrative for many underemployed and unemployed young people in Nigeria. In particular, the Konga administration intends to channel its significant resources to the development of creative employment for working and aspiring young people throughout Nigeria. In addition to offering many the opportunity to participate in the Konga Group retail revolution through its existing and new subsidiaries to unfold vertically. Other interested beneficiaries will also have the opportunity to become members of Konga’s fast-growing subsidiaries, which ultimately provide successful candidates with lifelong partnerships with the company.
The Konga Group currently provides direct and indirect employment to more than 250,000 Nigerians in multiple entities, including the growing chain of more than 35 retailers scattered throughout Nigeria. the Konga Marketplace, a game-changing initiative that pioneered in Africa. KongaPay, a Fintech platform licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Kxpress, an ambitious digital logistics company with huge delivery assets. Konga Travel, an award-winning revolutionary IATA-certified travel and tour company. the recently launched Konga Health, a digital healthcare distribution chain, and the soon-to-be-released Konga Food, among many others.
Nick Imudia, Co-CEO, Konga Group, while chatting with new hires virtually, revealed the motivation behind the huge job creation effort.
We are passionate about giving as many Nigerians and Africans who are trained and ready to work as possible, to find a meaningful expression of their talents. An example is our partnership with the Edo Stae government, which will not only employ thousands of young people, but will strengthen and facilitate SME activities in the state to become global corporate citizens.
This is because we believe, according to the Konga mantra, that this will help them find happiness and live fuller, richer lives. But it does not end with the unemployed. Our research has shown that there are several underemployed Nigerians, many of whom can make a difference in all areas if given the chance.
Therefore, as a strong corporate citizen and under the Konga Group’s status as a public trust company, Management has set an ambitious goal of employing over 500,000 Nigerians by 2025. This is not a bad speculation, but at Konga, we are known to never shy away from challenging and overcoming challenges.
“We will soon be developing these creative employment opportunities and we are confident that it will offer many Nigerians who are determined to succeed, a useful avenue not only for finding lucrative jobs but also for creating employment and wealth for others.” he stated.
Acquired by the Zinox Group in November 2018 in a milestone that was described as one of the most brilliant mergers and acquisitions in the business world, the Konga Group has arguably become one of the leading players in the African e-commerce space, with a number of innovative strategies supported by an impressive growth trajectory that has led the company to the first e-commerce platform to gain profitability on the continent.