5 NIPOST subsidiaries take off end of 2018 – Minister

Minister of Communications Dr. Adebayo Shittu has revealed that the ministry will establish five new companies from the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).
The new companies will take off at the end of the year thereby creating hundreds of jobs to Nigerians.
Dr. Shittu added that with the roadmap the ministry plans to leverage business process outsourcing and other ICT sector opportunities to create two million jobs, establish a technological park and ICT exhibition centre, create ICT innovation hubs across the nation and reposition NIPOST to enable it provide cost effective 21st century services The companies are: NIPOST transport and logistics services company; NIPOST E-government services company NIPOST banking and insurance company; NIPOST property and development company and NIPOST E-commerce services company.
The minister said this recently at the official launch of the Nigeria Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roadmap in Lagos.
The roadmap launch and sensitization workshop which was organized to reawaken the interest of the private sector was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the implementation has commenced.
He stated that the ICT sector Roadmap 2017 to 2020 will focus on the ICT industry and infrastructure development, governance, policy, legal and regulatory environment, capacity-building and cross-cutting issues such as information security and innovation.
“The intention in developing the roadmap is to create broad, yet flexible pathways to ensure that ICT reaches all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria as well as to provide every Nigerian with access to ICT and improved quality of service delivery by government.
“It will also promote public private partnerships (PPP) to attract investments in high quality infrastructural facilities and services.”

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