Diaspora community unveils e-commerce platform to aid remittance

ecommerceAs part of efforts to aid remittance from the Nigerian disapora community, stakeholders in the e-Commerce environment, have unveiled an online business platform to aid the objective.

Tagged DiasporaConnex.com, the platform is designed to provide Nigerian businesses enhanced access to connect with a new and wider target audience of over six million Nigerians living in the diaspora.

Chief Operating Officer of the Diaspora Community, Chigozie Orogbu,while speaking in Lagos, recently, described the online business platform as a web-based community aimed at guiding Nigerians in the diaspora seeking to return to the country on how to manage their investments.

He explained saying: “This is made possible by a platform which provides and creates an avenue for Nigerians to interact globally with each other through the use of online forums, social media, business listings and news. There is an enhanced awareness of Nigeria’s business and economic infrastructure for those that want to effectively reach and engage with them.

“Nigerians in Diaspora, in particular, are looking for information and resources to assist in moving back home, or simply how to invest in Nigerian sectors. These sectors include but are not limited to the stock market, real estate, commodities, education, local businesses and service industries”.

On his part, the Legal Counsel of the Diaspora Community, Tokunbo Asagba, explained that since its inception in 2014, the platform has grown to be a global online community platform, vibrant with user activity, adding that “it currently generates over 60,000 page views per day from over 20 countries worldwide where Nigerians reside.”

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