The Postmaster-General (PMG) Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST), Dr Ismail Adewusi said the body has signed an agreement with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to deliver certificates to private candidates in Nigeria.
The Postmaster General stated this while briefing Journalists in Abuja.
He stated that the postal body has undergone digital and operational facelifts which have positioned the outfit to be among global standards.
Adewusi added that NIPOST established its first digital centre in Enugu state last year.
“This includes a computer-based training test (CBT) centre and other online transaction platforms.
We also situated a scanning machine at the NIPOST International Mail Processing Center in Lagos.”
“Other notable partnerships include that of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) for the effective postal delivery, and the NDLEA
to further our role in regulating the courier and logistics ecosystem.”
The Postmaster-General said conscious steps were being taken by the agency to reposition it in line with the best global standards.
“We are backing the digital economy policy of the Federal Government because the world has gone digital.
No nation or institution should be left behind, NIPOST operations cannot be left behind as it has to be upgraded and levelled up to deliver world-class postal services.”
Adewusi said the pandemic had hastened
the process of digitalization of the agency rather than slowing down its activities.
“In the last two years, some Post office outlets have been transformed into smart post offices and these include Eruwa, Awe, Omu-Aran, Gombe, Oshogbo, Ogbomoso, Ado Ekiti, Enugu Post offices.
Automating postal services is necessary.
We would come up with new products because diversification of services is very much needed in the area of financial payments and last mile deliveries.”
The NIPOST boss also stated that the postal outfit operated an open, inclusive and non discriminatory work policy where everyone is encouraged to work in achieving best results.