Pantami begins clean up of NIPOST, orders termination of cash payments for all services

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Cash transactions are no longer acceptable at all offices of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) across Nigeria as government moves to checkmate corrupt practices in the postal agency and also improve services. The moves follow a ministerial order released this morning in Abuja by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, and signed by the Spokesperson to the Minister, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman.

The statement reads:

“In line with the anti corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Honourable Minister hereby directs the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, 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 general public and all customers of NIPOST, are hereby encouraged to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions, when conducting business with NIPOST. This directive is a temporary measure in the interim to tackle corruption, as we are currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.”

Since assuming office, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has initiated a number of a action-plans to sanitize all the agencies under his ministries, enhance their service delivery to the public and also curb corrupt practices.

In the telecommunications sector, Pantami has effected series of orders through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to protect consumers from series of abuses including illegal charging for USSD, over-pricing and unexplained depletion of data.

In NIPOST, a concerned Pantami appears keen to clean up decades of abuses. As the statements claims: “It has come to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, 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.”

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

Pantami orders termination of cash payments in NIPOST offices nationwide

It has come to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM 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.

In line with the anti corruption Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, and the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Honourable Minister hereby directs the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, 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 general public and all customers of NIPOST, are hereby encouraged to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions, when conducting business with NIPOST. This directive is a temporary measure in the interim to tackle corruption, as we are currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.

In the same vein, Dr Pantami also directs 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 Honourable Minister under whose purview, the supervision of NIPOST falls.

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, and the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy are committed to protecting the rights of all Nigerians and will not tolerate any acts of corruption under its watch.


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