The Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) has joined forces with Dubai based Ukpa Hansa Energy to disseminate solar systems in the rural areas of Nigeria.
The PostMaster General of the Federation, Dr. Ismail Adewusi, said: “What we are witnessing 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). “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.
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,” he said.