MTN Nigeria has launched the Bus Shelter Kiosks initiative aimed at empowering unemployed youths in Lagos.
The company said the initiative was meant to also create a conducive environment for commuters in the state.
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 modern sales kiosks where young people will 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.
According to a statement by the telecommunications company, services like SIM swaps and bill payments will also be added as soon as possible.
The Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria, Muhammed Zia Siddiqui, was quoted as saying that the initiative was an empowerment platform which would positively impact the socio-economic status of the people of Lagos State.
He said, “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 youths to earn a living.”
The Acting Sales and Distribution Executive, MTN, Adekunle Adebiyi, was quoted to have said that the kiosks would leverage cutting-edge technology to drive superior customer service.