For the second time in a row, leading online classifieds site, OLX.com has edged out its contenders to win the best online classified advert website for the year 2017.
The firm was declared the best in its category of businessÂ at the 8th edition of the Beacon of Information and Communications Technology Awards (BoICT), just as it was also specially recognised in the 7th edition of the award programme in the previousÂ year.
Â Receiving the award, Business Development Manager of Â OLX, Mayokun Fadeyibi, expressed gratitude to fans of the company and the entire staff who made the feat achievable.
Â â€œItâ€™s really exciting for us to receive this award two years in a row and we are truly honoured to have emerged winners in this category.Â
Â â€œI want to especially thank all OLX users for their patronage, loyalty and dedicate this award to them. I would also like to thank the OLX team, as this recognition is a result of their hard work and commitment to the business,â€ she said.
She added that the organisation was â€œconstantly re-inventing the wheel to better serve its users.Â Â
â€œLast year, we revised the online classifieds model by launching a premium service named Do-It-For-Me (D.I.F.M), D.I.F.M helps busy executives sell their items quickly, safely and conveniently when they book an OLX Champ.Â â€œThe Champ is a sales expert who posts the ads, takes calls from buyers, negotiates for the right price and closes the deal.â€
The Beacon of ICT Awards is an annual Information Communication Technology (ICT) event recognising organisationsâ€™ or individualsâ€™ contributions to ICT development in Nigeria. The theme for this yearâ€™s award was â€œEmpowering Youth Through Digital Citizenship.â€