An Egyptian Firm, e-Gate, and the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on digital transformation of logistics and last-mile delivery chain services in Nigeria.
The Postmaster-General of the Federation/Chief Executive Officer, NIPOST, Dr Ismail Adewusi, who disclosed this in a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Franklin Alao, said the partnership would boost job creation in the country.
According to the NIPOST GM, both parties have followed through the process in the past six months leading to the agreement which would help address infrastructural gaps in the agency.
“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 this is 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.” Adewusi said.
According to Adewusi, the collaboration will help expand and grow the e-commerce sub-sector in the country and NIPOST would be able to engage several hundreds of thousands of youths and create jobs across the country.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer of e-Gate, Essam Alsaghir, said the partnership would facilitate digital transformation of NIPOST services to meet growing customers’ expectations.
“E-Gate’s 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.” He said.