Business CSR

Heirs Insurance Group donates solar power station to enhance Nigerian passport processing

In Lagos on December 5, 2023, Heirs Insurance Group announced the donation of a 30KVA solar power station to the Ikoyi Passport Office of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to enable round-the-clock passport production.

Dr. Awele Elumelu, Non-Executive Director of Heirs Holdings, highlighted the initiative’s objective, stating, “Through this project, Heirs Insurance Group demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and community development, impacting the lives of Nigerians.”

Elumelu emphasised the crucial role of uninterrupted power supply in addressing past delays in passport issuance at the NIS, stating, “This strategic move will empower the Lagos passport office to overcome power interruptions, significantly reducing delays and easing the frustrations faced by many Nigerians.”

She further underscored the alignment of the project with the group’s dedication to clean energy solutions, emphasising its contribution to long-term sustainability goals.


Emphasising the broader impact of the initiative, Elumelu expressed pride in actively creating positive community value and transforming not just Nigeria but the entire continent.

Mrs. Caroline Adepoju, Comptroller General of the NIS, extended gratitude for the donation, affirming its potential to enhance service delivery. She remarked, “This solar power station is a game-changer for us, enabling round-the-clock power capacity to reduce passport production duration.”

The partnership between Heirs Insurance Group and the NIS aligns with Heirs Holdings’ Africapitalism philosophy, fostering private-public collaborations to accelerate economic development.

Heirs Insurance Group, an insurance subsidiary of Heirs Holdings, operates under the leadership of Mr. Tony Elumelu, the founder and chairman of the leading pan-African investment group.


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