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Pantami directs suspension of cash payment in NIPOST

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The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has directed the Post Master General, with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide due to some unscrupulous elements, taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), to engage in corrupt practices. This was released by the spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Mrs Uwa Suleiman today. According to the statement, in line with the anti corruption Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, and the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Honourable Minister hereby directs the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide. The Post Master General, is to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately. The general public and all customers of NIPOST, are hereby encouraged to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions, when conducting business with NIPOST. This directive is a temporary measure in the interim to tackle corruption, as we are currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge. Dr Pantami 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”, he said.


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