The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has unveiled its new electronic debit card and launched the NIPOST/Speedaf logistic vehicles which is meant to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami said the debit card would enable the postal agency to boost the economy of the country, and sustain its digital economy.
Prof. Pantami also launched Twenty Seven Courier service vehicles which will enable its partner Speedaf Express to function effectively.
According to the Minister, the new service will leverage on the availability of postal service agency in remote communities.
“We want to leverage on the presence of NIPOST in every local governments, and ensure we utilize the service of NIGCOMSAT to provide internet connectivity all over the country in places where there is no ATM machines and banks. This will be an alternative for the underserved communities.”
In the same vein, he added that the new debit card and courier services will have laudable impact on the economy.
“It will simplify financial transactions for citizens, and enable them to spend more at the comfort of their homes.”
The Post Master General (PMG)/CEO, of NIPOST Dr. Ismail Adewusi urged all Nigerians to obtain the NIPOST electronic debit card and utilize it for making payment and online transaction .
The NIPOST boss also added that the launching of the 27 new trucks for conveyance of logistics and e-commerce products, will speed up development in the postal sector.
” We are marching ahead in the implementation of our corporate plan of action and by God’s grace this will lead us to further improvements in the coming years. What we are witnessing here today is another phase in our re-engineering process”.
Dr Adewusi added that two subsidiary companies have been created out of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), namely, the NIPOST Property and Workshop Ltd and the Transport and Logistics Ltd.
“This innovation is geared towards reducing operating costs, increasing the revenue base and rejuvenating the system with a view to restoring public confidence. Our aspirations to improve the Post from where we met it, is quite solid. We would not rest on our oars until we achieve our vision of being a market driven organisation, focused on innovation. “
“We equally created the Stamp Denotation and Authentication Department, following the amendment of the Finance Act 2020 which restores the mandate of NIPOST to produce adhesive postage stamps for the purposes of authenticating duties or fees.” The General Manager Speedaf, Mr Douglas Hu, said his organisation is poised to provide efficient services in partnership with NIPOST to the public.
“The partnership will significantly benefit Nigeria’s economy. We want to provide quality services to NIPOST clients. They will be happy with the expertise we are bringing on board”.