The Nigerian Postal Service has launched its partnership with Konga.com, Nigeria’s online mall, with the opening of a collection centre at the University of Lagos Post Office. The UNILAG collection centre is the first in a series of collaborations by the two parties to address logistics and delivery issues experienced by e-commerce operators in Nigeria.
These include a shortage of secure and conveniently located places where customers can pick-up their purchases, and also return items that do not meet up to their expectations. Remarking on the launch of the partnership between NIPOST and Konga, the Honourable Minister of Communication Technology, Dr (Mrs) Omobola Johnson reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to transforming NIPOST into a viable, socially conscious yet profit-orientated entity.
According to her, “The first Post office in Nigeria was established over 160 years ago and NIPOST has been fulfilling its mandate of providing universal access to postal services ever since. Furthermore, the Post office has grown to become the most extensive retail network in Nigeria. It is only logical that the e-commerce industry leverage the experience and facilities of NIPOST to provide secure and more convenient services to their customers.”
“Through this partnership, NIPOST will be contributing its own share to supporting the growth of retail businesses in Nigeria,” she added.