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FG Bows To Nigerians, Suspends NIPOST New Charges On Courier Services

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A cross-section of Nigerians has expressed anger over the new charges on courier services imposed by the Nigerian Postal Service.

FG Bows As Nigerians Condemn NIPOST High Charges On Courier Services
FG Bows As Nigerians Condemn High Charges On Courier Services

The agency recently announced new fees for courier and logistic business operators increasing the new license fees for Municipal operators to N1 million, and annual renewals fees to 40% of new license fees at N400,000.00 a year.

State operators’ fees also rose to N2 million, regional to N5 million, national to N10 million, while international operators are meant to pay N20 million as license fees. All license renewal fees are pegged at 40% of license fees per zone.

The development has sparked outrage among Nigerians on social media.

See some reactions below:

Federal Government Halts Implementation

Reacting to the clamour by Nigerians on social media, of Communications and Digital Economy, , ordered NIPOST to halt the implementation of the new charges.

Responding via his twitter handle, Mr Pantami said: “Please NIPOST, our attention has been drawn to an increase of licence fee, which was not part of the regulation I earlier approved for you. Your chairman and PMG (Postmaster-General) were yesterday contacted to put the implementation on hold and send a report to our ministry by Monday. Best wishes!”

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