Implementation of postcodes, AVS will curb insecurity, says NIPOSTboss
The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is set to commence the implementation of digital postcodes and Address Verification System (AVS) in October.
The Postmaster General of the Federation, Sunday Adepoju, who announced this in Abuja, said implementing the Postcode and AVS by October this year would not only enable NIPOST contribute to the nation’s revenue, but would also help to curb some of the challenges associated with Know Your Customer (KYC) policy and other insecurity snag in the country.
He disclosed that NIPOST has been embracing digital transformation to elevate operational efficiency and to increase the number of postal operators across the country.
The Post Master General noted that the National Digital Alphanumeric Postcode System has the potential to significantly improve nationwide service delivery, enhance security and generate revenue for NIPOST and other government agencies.
He explained that NIPOST team would partner the National Population Commission (NPC), the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Office of The Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGOF), NETPOST, Avaris Worldwide and other government agencies to achieve the feat.
“This initiative has far reaching public and private sector benefits, including crime prevention, identity fraud reduction, emergency services coordination, border control, e-commerce, data collection, financial inclusion, healthcare access and tourism.”
NIPOST’s technical partners, Michael Akinlose and Taslim Salaudeen, said AVS would be a game changer in the nation’s economic development.
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