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NIPOST introduces digital address verification system, creates 1 million jobs

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IN its bid to bring business closer to the people, enhance e-commerce service and create job for unemployed youth in the country, the Nigerian Postal Service has introduced a digital Address Verification System, AVS. NIPOST introduced other products including E -money order, E-Stamp, Property and workshop (estate development) ,agricultural program, among others.

South East Zonal director of NIPOST, Dr Abianga Asuquo, made this known in an address he presented to mark the 2018 World Post Day .The zonal manager disclosed that The postmaster general and chief executive officer of the federation, Busi Adegbuyi, had in his attempt to repositioning NIPOST, kick started the restructuring strategy on the 3rd July, 2017 ,with the decentralisation of administration into Seven(7) zones and creation of Seven (7) commercial business units.

“”The reform agenda is aimed at attainment of strategic importance, operational efficiency, accessibility, penetration and financial accretion. Hence, NIPOST has not only become a household name but a change driver in the economy of this country “, he said.

The zonal manager added that unemployed youths in the country would be engaged to verify the addresses of Nigerians and would earn a stayed income.“We would use millions of Nigerian youths as our address verification agents to enable them to make money.

Postmaster-General, NIPOST, Bisi Adegbuyi represented by Dr Abianga Asuquo stated that NIPOST offer services such as banking, property and development, others in order to diversify its revenue streams. On E-Commerce, the deputy zonal manager, Nkiru Onaga said it is an on-line platform which facilitates trade.

The director -general of the Universal Post Union, UPU, International Bureau ,Bishar Hussein, noted that, ” Around the globe, postal services provide affordable trusted services to all the Post “. The theme is, ‘The Post, Delivering Goods to the World “A paper entitled :” Significance of the Post to the Development of Small Medium Enterprises ” was delivered at the occasion by Christian Odigbo.

Highlight was presentation of sums of N100,000 and N75,000e thousand niara respectively to Grace Okogbo, student of the Federal Government College, Umuahia, winner of the 2018 Universal Post Union National Essay Writing Competition and Okorie Chiamaka, student of International Secondary School, Orlu.

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