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ANCO ready to partner NIPOST on postage stamp


Siyanbola Oladapo

Siyanbola Oladapo

The Association of Nigeria Courier Operators (ANCO) has offered to help the Federal Government to increase its revenue generation through postage stamp.

Speaking to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek at ANCO temporary secretariat in Lagos, Mr. Siyanbola Oladapo, applauded the recent inauguration of Mr Bisi Adegbuyi as the new post master-general (PMG) of the federation (PMGoF) and the chief executive of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), with a call for urgent stakeholders’ forum to chart a new course for the sector.

Oladapo cited the recent drives by the Federal Government to earn more revenue through stamp duty enforcements as a course the private operators should be given opportunity to contribute their quotas.

The Stamp duty act is principally a financial regulation but its implementation is exercised through the use of Postage stamps. bulk users like hotels, nepa, water boards, landowners’, banks, the stock exchange market and other big businesses can hire agents, Tax Meter Machines for the purpose of putting on impression demoting the amount of stamp duty with dates.

Users of these machines are expected to obtain licenses from the Local Head Postmaster and Payment in advance in respect of stamps used must be made from time to time.

However, Oladapo told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek that, “Actually, licensed private operators ought to be given opportunity to help in the process. The issue is that government tends to be ‘naive’ in carrying the private sector along.

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