As part of its commitment in impacting communities Lumos, a solar power and off-grid solar home systems provider has donated 100 units of customized Solar Powered Systems to the Nigerian Army. The presentation which took place at the Monguno Army Barracks, Borno State, was part of activities to mark the 2018 Nigerian Army day celebrations.
Speaking at the event, Ojoma Okotie, Sales Director, Lumos Nigeria, said, “today, we are proud to show our support for the men and women of the Nigerian Army through the donation of the fully functional systems; we hope that it will contribute in whatever small way to the operational effectiveness of our troops in different theatres of operations”.
Speaking on behalf of Houssam Azem, CEO Lumos Nigeria, she pointed out the obvious synergies between the Lumos Mobile electricity service and the mobility of a modern fighting force, such as the Nigerian army: “As a highly mobile and proficient force, we are excited that the noiseless, smokeless and solar powered systems could become part and parcel of the Nigerian Army deployment kit going forward”, this is part of our ongoing Social investments into the communities where we do business, what better way to flag this off than by supporting our troops” said he.
Also commenting at the presentation ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai expressed his appreciation for the solar systems provided by Lumos Nigeria, while acknowledging the pivotal role of innovation in shaping the Nigerian army of today and indeed the future; also present at the event were the Chief of Defence Staff, General A.G Olonisakin, and the Governor of Borno.
The Lumos Mobile Solar System and Electricity service, which comes with a 5-year after-sales repair service, is already being used by about 90,000 subscribers, impacting close to 450,000, across Nigeria, in the process. The system has also been lauded for helping small businesses provide affordable electricity for their basic energy needs, saving them on their cost of running and fueling petrol generators while on the other hand, increasing their profitability because of being open for business for longer hours, cost efficiently.