The Federal Government, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has ordered the immediate termination of all cash payments in all offices of the Nigerian Postal Service.
The Minister made this known in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mrs Uwa Suleiman, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the minister, the directive is a temporary measure to tackle corruption in the system.
“The current trend of delays in postal services will not be condoned by the office of the Minister under whose purview, the supervision of NIPOST falls.
“We are currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge. “I hereby direct the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide.
“The Post Master General is to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (POS) and bank teller transactions immediately,’’ the statement read in part.
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