Nigeria joins international online B2B community
This week sees Nigerian companies joining global online business community as it reaches out to international markets to expand exports while improving efficiencies at home through eProcurement. Nigeria has become the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to join Tejari.com. Tejari, the leading B2B online marketplace in the emerging markets signed an agreement with MIS Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian systems integrator.
Tejari Nigeria will provide a platform for businesses across the country to do business online, significantly improving commercial opportunities and trade leads for sellers while helping large, enterprise organizations improve procurement efficiencies and extensively reduce procurement costs.
"I am pleased to announce this partnership with MIS to launch Tejari Nigeria , a move that will bring stronger commercial ties and opportunities between Nigerian organizations and others on the 100,000-strong Tejari network," said Omar Hijazi, CEO of Tejari.
"Tejari Nigeria will enable public and private sector organizations to come together in safe, secure and transparent business environment where buyers and sellers have the opportunity to transact locally and across Tejari 's international network. Today, Nigeria enjoys approximately US$ 250 Million in trade between North Africa and the Gulf, and we believe Tejari Nigeria will undoubtedly boost commercial activity for Nigerian goods and services abroad. "
Tejari operates the largest online B2B marketplace in the emerging markets, with over 100,000 member companies across 14 countries in the Middle East, Asia and now Africa. MIS has over 25 years experience in technology solutions and services and is the distributor and authorized service center for HP. Its customers include the Central Bank of Nigeria, Shell, Nigeria International Bank, Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel), State Water Board, Proctor & Gamble and National Power Authority.
With the launch of Tejari Nigeria , MIS now provides an online platform for eProcurement, tender, bid and trade lead publishing as well as business across Nigeria.
"MIS works with some of the largest organizations in the public and private sector in Nigeria, and there is a growing demand among them, enabled by advanced telecommunications infrastructure, to harness the power of e-business," said Etim Amana, CEO of MIS's e-procurement solutions allow companies to move their purchasing processes online, creating cost savings and making processes faster, more efficient and more transparent."
"Supplier companies are able to offer their products to a wider range of customers in new markets, while buyers are able to leverage better pricing and to source products from many new suppliers. Tejari Nigeria intends to bring all of these benefits to our members, and to build new and profitable trading relations between Nigeria, Africa, the Middle East and emerging markets around the world," he added.
Tejari, part of Dubai World holding company, has been in operation since 2000, and now has direct operations in 14 countries in the region. With over 7 years experience and over US$ 4 Billion in online transactions, Tejari serves as the online eBusiness platform for numerous government organizations, blue-chip multinational organizations and global Non-Government Organizations.