NIPOST adopts what3words system
Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the what3words global addressing system. Nigeria is the world’s seventh most populous country – and the seventh nation to use the what3words system.
The countries already using what3words for mail deliveries include: Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands.
According to what3words: “Nigeria’s [current] poor addressing system means that only 20% of its inhabitants receive mail at home. 79% of homes and businesses cannot receive deliveries to the door, and the remaining 1% receive their mail using one of the 478,000 P.O. boxes throughout the country. A postcode system does exist, but only 5% of mail gets properly addressed with the postcode, hampering the efforts of NIPOST to improve its quality of service.”
NIPOST wants to be able to deliver to 70% of Nigerian homes within the next 2 years, and 90% by 2020.