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NIPOST Needs Improved Funding to Sanitize Courier Sector- Emeje


Dr. Simon Emeje, senior assistant postmaster general of the federation, has called for improved funding for the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to intensify the fight against illegal courier operators and other irregularities in the sector.

Dr. Emeje, made the remark while announcing the clampdown on two alleged illegal courier operators- Kunga-Rock and Nations Delivery Service, both located in Ikeja area of Lagos.

He said that practitioners in the courier/postal sector must be regarded as critical partners in the fight against insecurity in the country; hence unregistered operators must be stopped.

The head of CRD did not give figures on the amount spent so far on ridding the sector of irregularities, he however, pleaded with the federal government and other well-meaning Nigerians to persuade the National Assembly to pass the Postal Reforms Bill and for increased funding of the Service.

He said, “The Nigerian courier sector requires all hands be on deck to sanitise the industry. We have been engaged on fight five times larger than the resources we have. But the resilience of the staff is paying off. Through our efforts banned commodities have been intercepted at the airport. The truth is that we need more funding and improved working equipment to win this fight.

“Nevertheless, we must salute the help of government agencies like the DSS, NDLEA, FAAN and the Nigeria Police.

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