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Pantami approves new regulations for revamping NIPOST operations

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved new regulations for the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST.

The Technical Assistant to the minister, Femi Adeluyi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Mr Adeluyi confirmed that the new guidelines were issued to activate the regulatory function of NIPOST as a result of a stakeholders meeting chaired by the minister on March 11.

 “A vibrant postal service requires the issuance of regulations, standards, and guidelines from time to time to guide actions and provide needed clarity for stakeholders.

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“Section 62 of the Nigerian Postal Service Act 1992 empowers the Minister in charge of NIPOST to make regulations that give effect to the provisions of the NIPOST Act.

“We are in the process of separating Regulations from Operations.”

According to the statement, the new guidelines will assist small and medium scale businesses to grow and contribute to sustainable growth in the country.

 “The document aims at ensuring an inclusive, stakeholder-led process that takes advantage of the diversity and capacity of Nigerians in various walks of life in order to make the most efficient and value-adding decisions that engender sustainable growth in the sector.”

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 Mr Adeluyi also revealed that the new regulation has made it possible for operators to be identified and traced in the event of emergencies.

“The Courier and Logistics Services (Operations) Regulations aim to provide a regulatory framework for effective and efficient licensing processes, procedures and regulations for the Courier and Logistics industry in Nigeria.

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“The Rulemaking Process and Regulations will position NIPOST as a key player in the digital economy, in line with the National Digital Economy Policy for a Digital Nigeria.”

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