Following the federal government’s action of splitting the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, into 7 zones and 6 business units, we can as well look at more pressing things that the FG should be addressing as far as this sector is concerned rather than its most recent move.
For over 30 years of NIPOST’s existence in the country, with more than 20,000 employees and more than 5,000 offices across the country, there have been no improvements in the quality of their services to Nigerians or to their staff.
On February 28, 2017, The Authority Newspaper reported about the poor state of things in Enugu State District of NIPOST which has been the major problem hindering the smooth move of activities in that region of the country.
Speaking about this, Post Master General (PGM) and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Barr Bisi Adebuyi said:
“I have moved round the whole environment and found out that the buildings and the environment are in bad condition and need to be tackled to create a conducive environment for the staff and boost the revenue.
“The business of NIPOST will not be as usual but will be unusual business as we have all it takes to turn the organisation to a high revenue building organization for Nigeria”, The Authority reported.
Again, in 2015, the Area Postal Manager of the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) in charge of Sokoto territory, Hajiya Dije Abdu, revealed how bad roads among others issue had been depriving the sector from generating revenue.
“We are losing this revenue because of the condition of our roads, particularly Yauri-Sokoto road which is bad. At times, we stay in the office overnight waiting for mail on transit. But we thank God that things are gradually improving,” Daily Trust reported.
Did you also know that NIPOST spends N8 billion on salaries annually while it is generating only half of the sum yearly?
“We spend about N8 billion annually on salaries and generate only N4 billion annually; we cannot survive if we continue this way.
“Everyone must double up so as to add value to the system, widen our reach and promote a digital economy,” Daily Post reported.
According to The Cable, the federal government, through Adebuyi revealed that it has split NIPOST into 7 zones across the country with 6 business units.
Now, what bothers us and should bother every Nigerian is why the current expansion in the sector when the federal government should be busy making sure that things get better first?
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