April 27, 2016
In its determination to provide value added services to its numerous tenants and visitors, the Lagos City Mall has struck a deal with Airtel Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s telecommunications giants to provide free superfast Wi-Fi services at the mall.
The Airtel Wi-Fi services was rolled out last year and is meant to serve public places like malls, airports, universities, hotels and event places. This service is for users with Wi-Fi enabled devices like mobile phones, laptops and tablets.
Disclosing this in an interview in Lagos, Mr. Emmanuel Efuntayo, Chief Executive Officer, Ibukun Efuntayo & Co, managers of the mall said the latest deal was part of its current efforts at rewarding loyal visitors to the mall. Mr. Efuntayo stated that the Wi-Fi will provide superfast internet services to mall visitors once they are within the premises and log on to the platform. He said the mall wanted to connect more with its tenants and visitors and at the same time help satisfy their communication needs.
“The free Wi-Fi services is another value added service from us to our tenants and customers and it is an attestation to our commitment to improve their shopping experience. It is part of our efforts to welcome more people and make the mall a friendly place for them. When you come into the mall even without data on your phone, you can browse for free for the first 15 minutes while shopping. We believe that given its status as one of the leading malls in the country, Lagos City Mall should have this facility in place. Shopping at Lagos City Mall is fun and will stop at nothing to sustain the experience,” he said.
Already some users of the facility have welcomed the new service saying it would positively enrich their shopping experience. They said beside other attractions at the mall, the free Wi-Fi services would give them another reason to shop at Lagos City Mall.
The Chief Executive Officer also hinted that the Lagos City Mall was poised to continue to offer quality shopping experience to visitors at the mall. He described the Lagos City Mall as a one-stop shopping and entertainment centre where friends and families can visit to unwind. Apart from the quality experience offered by the mall, he said the mall was strategically located for shopping comfort.
“At the Lagos City Mall, we have the advantage of accessibility both for people living on the Island and on the Mainland. It is easier to connect and exit. We have a generous car park and adequate security for shoppers and their properties. The Lagos City Mall is just a few metres away from the Onikan Police Station which guarantees the security of mall visitors and tenants alike,” he said.
He added that a top of the class restaurant would open in the mall soon to complement the other eateries and pubs that offer quality services to upwardly mobile people who live on the Lagos Mainland but work on the Island to get adequate refreshment while waiting for traffic to ease before going home.
He urged visitors and residents of Lagos to patronize the mall for their lifestyle shopping and entertainment. He said the mall would create more fun and social hub for the upscale south west of Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lagos Island.
The mall boasts of retail brands in Body & Beauty, Fashion, lifestyle, banking, Telecoms, food and restaurants, health, grocery and supermarket, Accessories and gift store, game arcade, multipurpose event hall and Entertainment aimed at creating a renewed and memorable shopping experience.