Nigerian Post to facilitate e-commerce

Nigerian Post (NIPOST) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have signed an MoU on an e-fulfilment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture.

The Postmaster General Mr Ismail Adewuyi said that the two organisations need to cooperate in the areas of internet penetration, particularly in rural communities, to help boost e-commerce in the country.

He explained that the vision for the Federal Government to NIPOST was to ensure that the agency continued to pay universal service obligation, which was a mandate of the universal postal union.

“In Nigeria we are still largely under banked especially in the rural communities where we have post office reach. We want to take many out of poverty. “We want to contract the excess capacity we have and service the people at large in the country.

“In the world at large we now have many postal services not only sending mails but auxiliary services around the globe. “We want to find a way to tap into the symbiotic relationship that we all have in common as a parastatal agency under the ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

“For us, our agency is going through a lot of transformation at this point so there cannot be any better time to seek for this kind of partnership than now,” he said.