In a bid to empower unemployed youth in Lagos and create conducive environment for commuters, MTN Nigeria has launched the Bus Shelter Kiosks initiative.
The initiative, which was launched at the Saka Tinubu bus stop, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, will see MTN construct 50 major bus stops, fitted with kiosks, where young people would retail phones and MTN products.
In addition to empowering the beneficiaries of the project, the bus shelter kiosks will also serve as touch points where MTN customers can access service offerings and query resolutions. Services like SIM swaps and bill payments will also be added as soon as possible.
Speaking on the overarching objective of the project, the Chief Operating Officer of MTN Nigeria, Muhammed Zia Siddiqui, said the initiative will not only serve as an empowerment platform, it will also positively impact the socio-economic status of the people of Lagos State.
“We are committed to touching lives, and this initiative is a strong expression of that aspiration. The bus shelter kiosk project will serve as a platform for some of our unemployed youth to earn a living.”
On his part, the acting Sales and Distribution Executive of MTN, Adekunle Adebiyi, said the kiosks will leverage cutting-edge technology to drive superior customer service just as is obtainable in other MTN Friendship centres across the country. He added that the first phase of the project would kick-off with the roll-out of 10 kiosks strategically located