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AXA Mansard Insurance plc. in partnership with online retail store Jumia, will offer customers the opportunity to insure mobile devices purchased during the 2016 Jumia Mobile Week – a week where mobile devices will be sold at significant discounts. With mobile device insurance, customers are assured of insurance cover on their mobile devices covering screen and liquid damage.

The 2016 mobile week tagged “The Jumia Mobile Week Reloaded” will take place from May 31st to June 6th, 2016. For one week, popular smartphones and devices from major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will be on sale on Jumia’s website. Customers can take advantage of this opportunity to purchase mobile devices and these devices can be insured upon purchase.

Jumia Mobile Week is an annual online shopping event hosted by Jumia (Nigeria’s biggest online retailer), in partnership with some of Nigeria’s top OEM brands to host the biggest mobile device sales. The 2015 event saw Nigerian consumers get good deals on mobile phones and tablets from OEM brands such as Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry, Tecno, Innjoo, Infinix etc. Each participating brand had a special day to grant its customers deals on the sale of mobile devices, with brands giving up to 50% discount in certain cases.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Bertille Guitton, Head of Communications at Jumia said, "It is a true pleasure to partner with AXA Mansard for Jumia Mobile Week. The strong support and enthusiasm AXA Mansard received on device insurance during the pre-event tech bloggers roundtable is a proof of how needed the service is to the Nigerian mobile user.”

Commenting on AXA Mansard partnership with Jumia, Mr. Yomi Onifade, Divisional Director Retail at AXA Mansard, said “Through this partnership, customers can insure mobile devices bought during the Jumia mobile week, thus hedging the risk of possible screen and liquid damage. The importance of our mobile devices to our everyday lives cannot be overstated. Mobile devices have become part of our everyday lives as they keep us connected to friends and family via social media platforms and business associates via emails. When our devices get damaged, so much is lost in terms of productivity and the cost of repairs can be a burden. This underscores the importance of insuring mobile devices.”