Have you ever wondered how some governments work outside the Western world?
Nigeria is just one example that we think you will find as interesting as we did. Ignore the fake, online Nigerian princes…those scams do not really originate in Nigeria and Nigeria is not even a monarchy! Because Nigeria was a British colony for many years, their federal government has been influenced by the Westminster Parliamentary System used in the United Kingdom. After having overcome a civil war, military juntas and ethnic violence in the last century, its government now follows a democratic presidential system much like our own United States government.
The president of Nigeria is the head of state, the head of government and the head of their multi-party system. Nigerian politics take place within a framework of a federal, presidential and representative democratic republic, in which executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is held by the government and the two chambers of the legislature: the House of Representatives and the Senate (sound familiar?). Together, the two chambers make up the law-making body in Nigeria, called the National Assembly, which serves as a check on the executive arm of government.
With such a government responsible for the largest population and economy in Africa, the idea that it requires assistance in order to run correctly is a no-brainer. To do this, they have contracted with a government services organization since 2005 that operates out of Switzerland. This company provides infrastructure and capacity-building support to government institutions. In particular, they work to enhance the processing of electronic international trade in Nigeria. This includes a nation-wide communication infrastructure and private telecom networks that interconnect all active customs locations, relevant government agencies and private stakeholders – thus providing faster cargo clearance for their government and businesses alike.
This is where EIM comes in to help! This service company contacted our Label Experts and asked for a rugged label that could help track assets—everything from furniture to radio equipment—that is deployed on masts and cargo ships going to Nigeria. After receiving samples, they were pleased to find our laminated Enduralabels did the trick for their weather and at-sea applications. Additionally, we were able to provide them Met-L-Mark® tags that work on various parts and equipment employed on the ships. Anodized aluminum Met-L-Mark® tags have exceptional long-term durability for property identification—far tougher than any polyester or plastic label—and they’re available in custom sizes, pre-printed with color, text and barcodes.
When a shipment of assets arrives in Nigeria, government officials are able to quickly scan barcode labels and tags with compact Socket 7XI scanners that we also provide.
The labeling needs of military and governments around the world can vary; from file folders to long-range missiles, from lab tubes to telescopes, from tamper evident security to health and safety warnings. If you are looking for durable, high-quality labels or tags, remember: Electronic Imaging provides solutions for all types of labeling applications, no matter where you are located or how critical your labels are for government operations.