The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), at the weekend said it has introduced an electronic money transfer platform in order to meet the demand of its clients, especially the rural dwellers.
The Postal Manager for Cross River Territory, Mr. Christoher Etok, stated this in his address to newsmen while marking the 2016 World Post Day, in Calabar.
According to him, the new mobile services will be undertaken simultaneously with NIPOST’s traditional door to door mail service delivery system.
The manager explained that the recent innovation came to fruition after NIPOST struck a partnership deal with some commercial banks in the country.
“We have adopted the internet in a variety of ways to enhance services to our customers such as delivery of cargo in remote rural areas, taking money to bank customers where they do not have branches and e-commerce services within and outside the country to meet customers’ daily needs.
“Our customers trust us in the delivery of mail locally and universally through our network that is why organisatiions like National Examinations Council of Nigeria, NECO, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB and others rely on us for the safe and effective delivery of printed matter and other valuable documents for them” he said.
Etok applauded the new Post Master General of Nigeria, Asiwaju Adebisi, for introducing new innovations into the services of NIPOST.
By Lanre Arotimi, Calabar