NIPOST partners Energy Company in partnership to provide power solutions
06 Mar 20
The Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) has taken a step further in its diversification strategies with the unveiling of new solar energy equipment product for deployment across the country.
The PostMaster General of the Federation, Dr. Ismail Adewusi, disclosed this at the unveiling of the solar products in Abuja, on Thursday 5th March 2020.
He said, “What we are witnessing here is the rediscovery of NIPOST", noting that the partnership with Ukpa Hansa will provide more Nigerians with access to clean energy as the Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Today, the Post is a key vehicle to achieving the United Nations 2020 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals in all countries".
According to him, government is also leveraging on technology to present an array of innovative products and services aimed at meeting the divergent needs of Nigerians.
“In recent time, globalization, coupled with the growth in e-commerce aided with the advent of new communication technology, has forced many postal administrations to explore ways of expanding their frontiers".
“This is done through collaboration with relevant stakeholders in order to meet the emerging challenges in the communication sector", he said.
Unveiling the product at the NIPOST headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, the Managing Director of Ukpa Hansa, Chief Ewie Aimienwauu said through the collaboration with NIPOST, Nigerians at rural areas will begin to have access to uninterrupted electricity.
He noted that Ukpa, which means light can provide sustainable power for small businesses, clinics, households and schools through the innovation.
“This cooperation is the one that will give light to remote areas where the hope of grid electricity is not yet on ground", Ewie added.
While unveiling the products, Chairman of the NIPOST Governing Board, Maimuna Yaya Abubakar expressed optimism that NIPOST's Agency Services would serve as veritable retail outlets for new business initiatives
Director for Hansa Energy Solutions, the parent company in Dubai, Thanveer Hussain assured that the firm through NIPOST network will reach the nooks and corners of Nigeria.
“It is to ensure that clean electricity reaches the underprivileged in the society", Hussain said.