The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has commissioned 100 motorcycles and 10 mail trucks to lower the logistics delivery price for Nigerians.
Speaking at the unveiling on Friday, the Postmaster General (PMG) of the federation and CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Adeyemi Sunday Adepoju, explained that the equipment was purchased to reduce the impact of fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians.
He disclosed that the organisation is being repositioned to provide effective and efficient mail delivery at an affordable cost to mitigate the challenges associated with logistics.
He added:“We commissioned 100 motorcycles. Since we have this equipment on our own, the price of rendering logistics will be cheaper than that of others.
“The unveiling is part of the government’s efforts to cushion the effect of challenges faced by small businesses, especially the effect of fuel subsidy removal and other challenges faced by small businesses within the logistics sector.
“Effective and efficient national mail routes system will help put Nigeria on a proper pedestal within global postal administrations. The unveiling of new motorcycles and additional trucks is a practical demonstration of the management’s commitment to improving logistics, e-commerce, courier, and mail delivery services.”
According to him, the logistics industry is experiencing a transformation like never before, and the demand for fast deliveries has skyrocketed.
“Most businesses depend on transportation of their goods across local and international locations to fulfil their values and supply chains and stay connected to their customers,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr William Alo, in his remarks while commissioning the motorcycles, said the infrastructure would herald drastic development in Nigeria’s logistic industry.
“I am pleased with the development trend in NIPOST; the steps taken so far indicate that the future of the service is bright. In fact, NIPOST is almost extinct, but the coming of Sunday Adepoju has changed the narrative,” he said.