Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has called for immediate suspension of all existing cash payment plans within Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) nationwide.
He stated that the post master general is to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately.
According to the minister, “some unscrupulous elements have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) to engage in corrupt practices.
“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, Pantami also directs the PMG 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 minister under whose purview the supervision of NIPOST falls. Adding that, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to protecting the rights of all Nigerians and will not tolerate any acts of corruption under its watch,” the minister said.