- We are reinventing ourselves by leveraging on digitization
By Oluwatobi Opusunju
The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has formally unveiled the Address Verification System (AVS) and other digital products to mark the 2017 World Post Day and kick-start its own re-invention to become more responsive to a market that has been altered by technology trends. Apart from the AVS, NIPOST also unveiled the International Postal Service Track and Trace System, Mobile Electronic Stamp, and a new suite of financial inclusive services targeting Nigeria’s vast population in the rural areas.
NIPOST plans to meet current demands of customers and to make the post viable with the collaboration of other government agencies like the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the private sector, said Postmaster-General Mr. Bisi Adegbuyi in Abuja yesterday.
“There is so much to be gained from diversifying our products going by the present trend. There is so much to be gained from this transformation, you must satisfy your customers who are with the money. We are reinventing ourselves by leveraging on digitization. And with all the strong political support we are getting from the Federal Government and the parliament, they have demonstrated their total commitment and their readiness to pass laws that will diversify the productive space of this country and ensure that the postal revolution is achieved,” said Adegbuyi.
“As we stand to meet the United Nations Development Goals, we should not forget that the postal infrastructure as the enabler of inclusive development and a key platform for delivering public services important to the attainment of the SDGs. So, NIPOST is introducing International Postal Service Track and Trace System, Mobile Electronic Stamp, Address Verification System and financial inclusive services,” he added.
To make the agency economically viable and become a cash cow for the nation, Adegbuyi, called on all citizens to join hands with NIPOST as it is capable of instigating exponential development.