Monday 24th July, 2017
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NIPOST seeks amendment of its extant laws

NIPOST seeks amendment of its extant laws

In a bid to reposi­tion and enhance the development of the postal sector the Postmaster General of the Federation, Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, has called for the amendment of postal laws to separate regula­tion from operation.

Adegbuyi made the call recently in Abuja at the Senate Public Hear­ing on the Nigerian Postal Service Act 2004. He averred that the post­al sector was challenged by disruptive technolo­gies and that apart from the huge employment potential in the postal sector, the existence of post offices in all nooks and crannies of the country places the or­ganisation at an advan­tage over others in terms of spread.

The Post Master Gen­eral further said that the diversified activities in the postal network will boost employment for the teeming youths and create opportunities for Small and Medium En­terprises, adding that the debate for the amend­ment of the bill started in 2004 when the Bureau of Public Enterprises conducted feasibility study on the best way to reposition the postal sector in Nigeria.