When it was launched few months ago, many were sceptical about the energy solution. But now the solar powered electricity device has become the darling of many homes across the country. Indeed, the Lumos mobile electricity kept it promise of delivering uninterrupted power supply at an affordable rate. No wonder many are now singing the praises of the product which was recently launched as an alternative power supply in the country. Adeniyi Badmus, a barber and resident of Iba in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos told tales of the indefinite power outage his area have witnessed in recent times. The artisan was quick to acquire the Lumos Mobile Electricity when he heard of it. To him, it was business saving move considering the cost of running a generator to support his business. “It’s no longer news that power supply in the country is not sufficient to sustain small scale business like mine. So, it has been difficult trying to survive in this present state of the economy, especially when you have a family to take care of. To operate a barbing saloon you need regular supply of electricity which can only be possible with a standby generator that cost me more to power. But with the introduction of Lumos mobile electricity, now I make more money than before because I don’t need to buy petrol to power it’’ he declared.
Shehu Musa a farmer in Kaba Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State shared Badmus’ sentiments on the power device. The farmer particularly praised the forward-thinking move between Lumos and MTN. “I am quite pleased at what MTN and this Lumos company has done. For us the common man, it’s a victory because we can access uninterrupted electricity at a little cost. Around here, we don’t use a lot of power and the mobile electricity is just the perfect solution,” he said. MTN’s General Manager, Brand and Communications, Richard Iweanoge says that the company identifies with the current situation in the country and thought it fit to find the right partners to provide solutions to energy problems faced across Nigerian households. “The power challenge in Nigeria is glaring and it behoves us to find ways to change the game. While the government is trying to find a lasting solution, we should also dig deep and bring succour in ways we can. The Lumos Mobile Electricity is a viable alternative. We’re delighted with the response across Nigeria so far and we encourage more people to take advantage of the device and solve simple power problems,” Iweanoge enthused.
Small business owners will particularly find the service comforting because of its simple energy solutions. Household items like clippers, TV, mobile phones, radios, lamps and all small power consumption items can easily source power from the device. According to Iweanoge, the device can be acquired for an initial token of N26,000 with subsequent simple payment plans over the course of 5 years. Daily access fee of N200 payable with MTN airtime applies to get power.
“One exciting thing about this solution is the fantastic payment system. Solar power is expensive but we also want to make it affordable and accessible to the common man. The total cost of owning the device is spread over 5 years.”