FG splits NIPOST into 7 zones, 6 business units

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The federal government has split the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) into seven zones and six commercial business units.

NIPOST spokesperson, Frank Alao, in a statement on Monday said that  the postmaster-general, Bisi Adegbuyi, had approved the unbundling of its offices across the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The aim of the unbundling according to Alao was to attain competitiveness and value for service, increase operational efficiency and enhance the agency’s revenue-generating capacity.

TheCable reports that the directive will see the states captured into zones and manned by zonal managers who will report directly to the PMG.

According to the statement, the reason for the zonal arrangement is to entrench the principle of delegation and devolution of powers.

The reform will also quicken decision-making process particularly in key operations areas like mail routes delineation, deliveries and postal enquiries, added the statement.

“The new CBUs are significantly existing ventures/services either merged and or strengthened for the purposes of enhancing their service delivery capacities/ competitiveness in consistent with industry global best practices as well as improving on their revenue profiles,” it said.

 

Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam

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