In furtherance of the Federal Government’s resolve to reform the Nigeria Postal Service, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Tuesday 21st December 2021 inaugurated Boards of two subsidiaries to give impetus to the current efforts aimed at unbundling the service.
The inaugurated Boards are; the NIPOST Properties and Development Company Limited and NIPOST Transport and Logistics Company.
Addressing members of the Boards at the ceremony, the Minister reiterated government’s commitment to improving the efficiency of NIPOST “to provide highly innovative services and support the development of the digital economy by harnessing the strengths of NIPOST, particularly the spread of its offices across the country. We are positioning NIPOST to use digital technologies to address challenges and contribute to national development especially in the rural areas.”
He noted that the exponential growth of e-commerce in Nigeria and the World Bank Digital Diagnostic Report on the country has identified it as a force to reckon with in the area of e-commerce and this, therefore makes it compelling for the government to provide the enabling environment for the Service to thrive within the digital economy.
Professor Pantami charged members of the subsidiary Boards to work harmoniously towards the common goal of repositioning the institution to achieve its overall vision.
The NIPOST Properties and Development Company Limited Subsidiary Board is chaired by Abdullahi Ahmed Bappah, while Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibiya, chairs the subsidiary Board of the NIPOST Transport and Logistics Company.
They are charged with, among other functions to formulate policies and adopt strategies to promote the development and maintenance of efficient, coordinated and economic property business.
Recall that Professor Pantami has spearheaded the unbundling and reformation of NIPOST since it came under his supervision.