The Nigerian Postal Services has signed an agreement with the Egyptian firm, e-Gate Egypt, on digital transformation of logistics and last-mile delivery chain services, amidst others, in Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of NIPOST, Ismail Adewusi, said that the collaboration would boost job creation in the country, according to a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Franklin Alao.
He said the partnership would help address infrastructural gaps in the agency.
“Both parties had followed through the process in the past six months leading to the agreement,” he said.
Adewusi said, “Because digital transformation of the post implies that from end to end, the customer can track the movement of his mails and his parcels. And I think it’s one area that we’ve really lacked some form of competitive edge.
“But with the signing of this agreement, I think we have come full circle to addressing this major infrastructure issue.
“And of course, this will also assist us in contributing to the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of lifting 100 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years.”
He said with this newly signed agreement, NIPOST would be able to engage several hundreds of thousands of youths and increase job creation in the country.
According to Adewusi, the collaboration will help expand and grow the e-commerce sub-sector in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer of e-Gate, Essam Alsaghir, assured that the partnership would help digitally transform the services of NIPOST to meet customers’ expectations.
He said, “e-Gates platform will digitally be used to transform all logistics operations and last-mile delivery of NIPOST.
“Our partnership with NIPOST will provide our customers with new technology and mobile app for a secure, easy, faster way to reach their clients, not only for postal services but other transactions.”