In its bid to fast tack the penetration of communications services in the country, the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) has signed Memorandums of Understanding with telecom giant, Globacom Nigeria Limited and Equitel Telecommunications Limited.
NIPOST Public Relations Manager, Mrs. Hussiana Ato who disclosed this in a statement Wednesday said that with the MoU, Globacom Limited will leverage on NIPOST’s spread to reach the rural populace, adding that it would offer wide range of services which include broadband internet services, sale of recharge cards and sim replacement.
Equitel, on the other hand would be handling the installation of public pay phones in major post offices across the country as well as provide alternative power sources in areas that are yet to be connected to the national grid.
Mrs. Ato who noted that about 170 post offices have been currently fully installed with functional public pay phones said NIPOST will pursue its partnership with critical stakeholders in the year 2010.
She maintained that the partnership would particularly be based on development of ICT infrastructure in major post offices nationwide as part of the management’s desire to serve the people better and make the post office a one-stop shop.
Some of the stakeholders who have already signed the MoU with NIPOST include Messrs Equitel Telecommunications Limited and Globacom Limited.