Nigeria celebrates Pan African Post Day

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As Nigeria joins the rest  of the world to celebrate the 2019 Pan African Post day, The Nigeria Postal Service has reassured  the public of its commitment to providing very reliable, efficient and affordable Postal  services.
While also providing related services with the aid of appropriate technology in line with the best . The General Manager, Corporate Communications NIPOST, Mr Franklyn Alao in a statement to mark the occasion said, The theme of this year celebration “Together, let’s diversify our offering by digitalization” is critical at this point in time.
According to him,  the current Management of NIPOST led by Barr. Bisi Adegbuyi since  assumption of office  has reform and digitalize the postal service to meet the aspirations of  the teeming customers and the public at large.
He said the   restructuring of the Nigerian Postal Service into 7 Zones for administrative   convenience and ease of decision making process for efficient service delivery, is one of the major milestone.
“The Provision of over 120 power bikes to enhance last mile delivery of  Mails in Lagos and Abuja Zones is a great start .
 We have also engaged in Products diversification and introduction of ICT based products such as Digital Addressing System (DAS) Address Verification System (AVS), e-commerce, financial services, e-money order, and E -postage stamp”.
Similarly,  NIPOST has developed new mechanism for tracking and Tracing facility for online  mail items and parcels.
“The Postal agency is also in partnership with some banks 
for financial inclusion and with Bank of Agriculture for easy access to farmers.”
In addition, he disclosed that there is Private Public Partnership with private transports for delivery of mails and for logistic purposes to help in meeting the increasing demands of the customers.
“We have engaged in the Renovation/Rehabilitation of major Post offices and Corporate Headquarters as a    means of boosting staff and the public confidence in postal services.”
The Pan African Postal Union, PAPU is a specialized agency of the African Union which was established on the 18th of January, 1980. Following the adoption of a resolution in Gabon in 1977 by member states to provide a unique forum through which matters relating to Postal services in Africa can be discussed in line African experience.
Since 1986, it has been customary at the General Secretariat of PAPU and throughout Member States to celebrate the Pan African Post Day on 18th January.

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