Betway procures ten solar-powered kiosks in Nigeria

Betway procures solar-powered kiosks in Nigeria
Betway procures solar-powered kiosks in Nigeria

As the betting site announced, Betway Nigeria procured ten solar-powered kiosks for fintech point-of-sale operators in Lagos. This forms part of the measures to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the country.

The majority of the point-of-sale operators struggle daily because of Nigeria’s electricity supply situation and the small amount of business capital that renders the acquisition of an electricity-generating system an arduous undertaking.

But solar-powered kiosks with a solar panel and an inverter guarantee that fintech point-of-sale operators can avail of a reliable and efficient power supply. Therefore, they can deliver a better customer experience as the transactions take place effortlessly. Moreover, the kiosks excel in terms of weather resistance. Therefore, they can be used anywhere.

Betway pioneers in supporting the Nigerian people.

When it comes to supporting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities in Nigeria, Betway represents a pioneer. For example, in 2022, the bookmaker donated 5,000,000 ₦ to flooded communities in the Bayelsa State. These received food and products for daily use. The National Emergency Management Agency and the Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency coordinated their distribution.

The Chief Operations Officer of Betway Nigeria, Otunba Kunle Olamuyiwa, exemplarily commented: “We focus on empowering the small businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive. This enables them to contribute to the economic growth in the country. The solar-powered kiosks enable these fintech POS operators to improve their customer service and accordingly operate more efficiently.”

Furthermore, the Marketing Manager, Dotun Adepegba, exemplarily added: “We didn’t only provide the beneficiaries with the kiosks that help them to develop their business. Because: Additionally, we gave them the opportunity to attend a short financial training. There, they learned how to run their business profitably.”

The ten fintech operators in Lagos that Betway supplied with the solar-powered kiosks expressed their gratitude to the betting site. Here, they highlighted that they already noticed an improvement in their business. This is because now they can offer a higher quality service to their customers. Additionally, they praised the bookmaker for supporting Nigerian small businesses.

Alice Kopp

By Alice Kopp

Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football. Since she has loved writing since childhood, Alice began to study journalism while still at school. It was very convenient for her that her class took part in a project of a German daily newspaper. She was also allowed to write for the children's pages of an Austrian daily newspaper and to get a taste of the sports department of the same medium. This is how she received her first press accreditations, which was of course anything but a matter of course for the then 18-year-old. Although she was partly advised against it, Alice decided to study journalism and communication sciences. After a few years, she decided to use the exams she had taken as an elective. Nevertheless, she applies the knowledge she has acquired in her further professional life. The same applies to her language skills. In addition to her mother tongues German and Italian, Alice is also proficient in English and Spanish. She also understands French and can use this language in research. During her studies, Alice was involved in an Austrian football club. At the same time, she wrote for a total of three Austrian portals and worked as an Austria correspondent for an Italian-language online medium. This collaboration started during Giovanni Trapattoni's era at Red Bull Salzburg and continued during EURO 2008. This gave her the opportunity to interact with Trapattoni as well as with Italian journalists. From the following year, Alice initially worked with a Swiss portal before discovering sports betting content for herself. On the one hand, this kept her in sports journalism, and on the other, it broadened her horizons. And that both in the context of the sports betting industry and with other sports as well as countries. In the field of sports journalism, she focused in particular on football from around the world, volleyball and beach volleyball. In addition, she naturally wrote several guides, bookmaker profiles, bonus articles and other content for betting enthusiasts. She did this for the same company for about ten years, writing articles in German and Italian. She also built the Italian-language website together with the managing director. Meanwhile, Alice started working with another Austrian football club. Furthermore, she joined the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 2016. This gives her the opportunity to watch teams and athletes on the ground relatively often. Not only sports betting, but also radio In January 2019, the next step in her professional development followed. For: she started creating premium content on the topic of sports betting. In the process, she finally put out feelers to almost all countries and all continents. And this was not least due to the fact that both German and English-speaking users subscribed to her content. Nevertheless, Alice continued to use her knowledge of Italian, among other things. On the one hand, because she regularly exchanges ideas with Italian colleagues, and on the other, because she works with a web radio station. The Corona crisis had a strong impact on the sports world and on interest in sports betting, primarily in the early days. Therefore, a fresh start was necessary and, on balance, Alice found the fields of activity that suited her best. She also writes articles for an agency on almost all disciplines as well as on eSports and content for a German online medium. Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football.