By Tofunmi Adubi
The Nigerian Postal Service (Nipost) has gone into a partnership with some firms in the telecommunications industry to enhance the quality of services to its customers.
According to the Postmaster General (PMG) of the federation, Mallam Ibrahim Mori Baba, who disclosed this recently while commissioning a new post office in Badore, Lagos, the collaboration would boost financial services like funds transfer to any part of the world and online transactions (e-transaction), which translate to delivery of parcels and packages generated from online shopping. Baba, who was represented at the event by the acting Postmaster General, Mr. Enoch Adeogun, stated that postal services are essential components of every country’s economic and social structure and represent a unique asset and a true instrument for development.
“By facilitating trade and commerce at all levels and the flow of information required to better people’s lives, the postal sector contributes to poverty reduction and needless journeys across borders with all the attendant risks,” he added. On the partnership with telecoms providers, Baba said that Nipost has continued to explore how best it could fully utilise its vast network by incorporating new technologies to reduce cost and improve its quality of services. His words: “Despite the emergence of new information and communication technologies, we must keep in mind that postal services have some unique advantages, including our extensive network. As service providers, we have continued to explore how best we can fully utilise our network by incorporating new technologies to reduce cost and improve the quality of our services. In the mean time, we are partnering relevant stakeholders in the communications sector to render high quality services to our teeming customers.”
On the Badore Post Office, the PMG said facilities being provided there are the products of the collaborations, saying that “apart from the core traditional postal services, Badore Post Office will provide financial services such as funds transfer to any part of the world and online transactions (e-transaction) which translate to delivery of parcels and packages generated from online shopping.”
Source : SunOnline