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NIPOST: Minister orders PoS service, charges agency on efficiency
By Vincent UFUOMA
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has ordered the Postmaster-General (PMG) of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) to halt all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide and revert to Point of Sales (PoS) service.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Minister, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman. The Minister said the decision was in line with the anti-corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari administration and also the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
“The Postmaster-General is to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately.”
“The general public and all customers of NIPOST, are hereby encouraged to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions when conducting business with NIPOST.”
He noted the “directive is a temporary measure in the interim to tackle corruption, as we are currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.”
Furthermore, the Minister said the delay in service delivery by NIPOST will no longer be condoned by his office, as he ordered the agency to immediately implement strategies that will bring an end to unnecessary delays in its service delivery to customers.
“The current trend of delays in postal services will not be condoned by the office of the Honourable Minister under whose purview, the supervision of NIPOST falls.
“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy are committed to protecting the rights of all Nigerians and will not tolerate any acts of corruption under its watch,” he said.