Minister Identifies Corruption In NIPOST Cash Payment System

Yemisi Izuora

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has observed that some unscrupulous elements, have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), to engage in corrupt practices.

To discourage the practice, the Minister has directed the Post Master General, to immediately suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide.

The Post Master General, is to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately.

The ministry urged the general public and all customers of NIPOST, to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions, when conducting business with NIPOST. The directive according to the ministry is a temporary measure in the interim to tackle corruption, as it is currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.

In the same vein, Pantami also directed the Post Master General, 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 Minister under whose purview, the supervision of NIPOST falls.

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