We still exist, says Abia NIPOST


The Abia State chapter of NIPOST has joined the postal world to celebrate this year’s World Post Day.

The NIPOST in the state also used the day to move round the city capital in a motorcade to alert people that post offices still exist and are working in the state while asking people to use them to send parcels, money transfer and stamp duty and other services which they are known for.

The Director General (DG) of Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bishar Hussein in his address said that more than 600,000 postal outlets are being used by private and businesses to send letters, parcels and remittances as well as conduct financial transactions and other services even to the remotest places.

Hussein who was represent by the District Manager (DM) Umuahia NIPOST, Patrick Mgbolu said that communities all over the world including Nigeria rely on post’s unparalleled physical delivery network for its traditional services and to achieve their broad development goals.

He noted that Posts promote social inclusion by striving to ensure that all citizens have access to its communication services, “These include people living in remote places, on isolated islands, including disaster-prone areas”.

Hussein’s UPU with headquarters in Switzerland explained that Posts also promote financial inclusion by providing financial services to millions of unbanked individuals, as well as affordable sam secure remittance services for migrants.

The DG said that they have been coping very well with the digital age as they have repositioned themselves to be major players in global e-commerce, among other e-apps, adding that major players in the business world choose them based on trust.

He said, “Our one global network approach makes the post an obvious delivery partner for businesses selling online as customers choose to do business with the Post based on its track record of being trustworthy, reliable and affordable”.

In his own speech the DM Umuahia said that because of the digital nature of the world that they have been transforming to adapt to the new system to ensure that letters, parcels and other services are delivered on time.

Mgbolu said that their stamp process which is a new technology they have developed to match with the computer age has gone a long way to help private and businesses to collect their data through electronic system such as e-commerce among others.

He said that they have also developed a new app which they call NIPOST Public Address Verification System, explaining that it means working with system data and will have information addressing system which cuts across all agencies, “It is like a data base for Nigeria”.

The Abia NIPOST DM said, “With this new app we are custodians of Nigeria data base which will be opened and used through an app and can also be used by Immigration services and other accredited agencies”.

Mgbolu said staffing challenges and logistics problems have been solved, leading to increased revenue generation. He assured residents of Umuahia district and environs to expect more robust services and better customer relationship.

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