Restructuring: NIPOST launches modernization programme
The Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST has launched its modernization programme. NIPOST, regarded as the oldest public institution in Nigeria after its establishment in 1852 has over 1, 000 post offices across Nigeria.
The new NIPOST, now under the leadership of Post Master General, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi is set to commence commercial activities in different sectors of the economy, an initiative in line with the unambiguous Political Will of the Buhari-led Administration to fully implement the Postal Sector Reform.
As part of the reforms, NIPOST has launched a programme of action on restructuring and modernizing its activities in Nigeria.
The launching held recently at the Conference room of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Abuja, saw the PostMaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, NIPOST, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi highlighting NIPOST’s creative approach to modernization and how the supervising ministry has supported his team.
According to him, “it is on record that the Hon. Minister of Communication since assumption of office has shown uncommon interest in the affairs of the Postal Service. On several occasions, he has expressed his frustrations over the dwindling fortunes of the once vibrant Post Offices and promised to do everything within his powers to reverse the situation. It is a demonstration of that commitment that we are witnessing here today.”
the Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu in his response acknowledged the role of ICT as very viable in all sectors NIPOST inclusive such that it gives popularity and commercial viability to ensure good and efficient postal service worldwide
“The challenge before NIPOST and the Government therefore is to seize these combined advantages of population, vibrant youth, existing NIPOST infrastructure, the nation’s land mass, ICT and other available resources to meet the constantly changing dynamics of technological advancement and global integration to create a socially relevant, economically viable and internationally respectable post-driven entity”. Shittu said
Concluding, the Minister inaugurated a ten-man modernization steering committee headed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Architect Sonny Echono as Chairman. The PMG Barr. Adebisi Adegbuyi as Vice Chairman, Mr. Akim Yusuf, Engr. Ngozi Ogujiofor and Moni Udoh as members. Other members include: Mr. Okechukwu Igwe and two members to be nominated by the PMG from within NIPOST, one representative each from the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bureau of Public Enterprise.