The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami said that some unscrupulous elements, have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), to engage in corrupt practices.
Minister further directed the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide.and ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately.
According to the Minister ,the directive was 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 urged general public and all customers of NIPOST to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions, when conducting business with NIPOST.
He stated that the directive was a temporary measure in the interim to tackle corruption, as the ministry currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.
In the same vein, Dr Pantami has also directed the Post Master General, to immediately implement strategies that will bring an end to unnecessary delays, in its service delivery to customers.
“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 administration of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, and the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy are committed to protecting the rights of all Nigerians and will not tolerate any acts of corruption under its watch.” Pantami said.