FG bans cash payment in NIPOST offices

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The Federal Government has ordered the termination of cash payment in offices of the Nigeria Postal Services nationwide with immediate effect.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, in a statement signed by his Spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman said the cash payment system was aiding corrupt practices.

“In line with the anti-corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Minister hereby directs the Post Master General, to, with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide,” the statement partly read.

Pantami directed the Post Master General (PMG) to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately. The PMG is also to immediately implement strategies that will bring an end to undue delays in NIPOST’s services.

“The current trend of delays in postal services will not be condoned by the office of the Honourable Minister under whose purview, the supervision of NIPOST falls,” the statement added.

The minister urged members of the public and all customers of NIPOST to insist on PoS or bank teller transactions when conducting business with the postal service.

He however noted that the directive is a temporary measure to tackle corruption, adding that the government is currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.

 




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