The Post-Master General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, says plans are underway to upgrade services in a bid to fend off competition from rival postal agencies.
In an interview with Channels Television during a tour of facility at the Edo Territory Headquarters in Benin City, south-south Nigeria, Mr Adegbuyi expressed confidence in the ability of NIPOST to turn around its dwindling fortunes with the right manpower training.
The NIPOST boss also remained positive, in spite of the poor state of infrastructure in many of the agency’s establishments he visited.
He was received in the state by the Area Manager NIPOST, Edo Territory, Adebola Ayeni, who took him on a tour of the various departments.
“My vision for NIPOST (is to) think out of the box (and) do the unusual, ensure that you plug leakages, reduce wastage, improve capacities and efficiency so that you can grow revenue.
“Once you do that, then there can be complete turnaround.
“I hope and I believe that I will succeed in getting the staff to know that there is a new sheriff in town,” Adegbuyi said.
The Post-Master General further reaffirmed the commitment of NIPOST to efficient service delivery since establishment in 1987.
“We have a universal organisation, universal postal union; it’s a global family, very strong and important agency of the United Nations organisation.
“They are our technical partners, whatever happens in any part of the world in the postal family reverberates.
“So what internet has taken away from us it has given us triple that via exponential growing e-commerce industry and none of our competitors has our reach,” he stated.