Post Master General and Chief Executive of NIPOST, Barr. Bisi Adegbuyi, has promised to revive the nation’s postal service and leverage on its wider reach to promote digital economy, create jobs and grow contributions to the country’s GDP.
He said the new mandate of the leadership was to abide by the global standards, deploy technology to block leakage and increase the service revenue base.
Adegbuyi stated this, on Wednesday, in Lafia, while addressing staff of NIPOST after inspecting facilities in the state.
He expressed satisfaction that the plans of sabotage and financial leakages in the system had been identified and handled, promising Nigerians efficient services.
He reiterated his commitment to deploy technology to tackle financial and other leakages in the service, adding that NIPOST would latch into the knowledge-based economy and digital convergence drives of the federal government promoted by the ministry of communications.
The Post Master General also revealed that the service spent about N8 billion annually on salaries and generate only N4 billion same period, saying that would not sustain and achieve the aim of the government for the organisation.
He assured the staff that the service would not retrench but rather recruit more to strengthen the service.
The new Post Master General said the service would key into President Muhammad Buhari’s change mantra and zero tolerance for laziness and corruption for it to grow.
Speaking earlier, the Area Postal Manager, Nasarawa territory, Alex Bature, enumerated the challenges face by the office in the state to include lack of official and operational vehicles, provision of land for the construction of territorial headquarters.
Bature, who was represented by the acting Area Postal Manager, Alhaji Gambo Yabuwat, said other challenges include restructuring of the general post office Lafia, reinstallation of saver Internet facility in the GPO, renovation of antiquated post offices in the territory, provision of Marketing tools, and expiration of territorial headquarters rent among others.