Connect with us

Science & Technology

Lockdown: NIPOST providing essential services to society, communities

Published

on

 The Nigeria Postal Services NIPOST says it is still at the forefront providing essential services in the country amidst the lockdown due to Conivarius pandemic This is stated in a statement signed and made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Friday by NIPOST General Manager communications Mr Franklyn Alao Alao said that notwithstanding the limited resources available to running the postal network NIPOST had been at the frontline of ensuring palliative measures of federal government aimed at reaching the down trodden were achieved He said that the post being a part of the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 was saddled with the responsibility of providing essential services that would benefit the society Before the pandemic we distributed feeding vouchers to school children across the FCT and our distribution channels are still very effective We are saddled with moving the palliative materials to the Area Councils for onward delivery to the wards for distribution The Management has mobilised over seven NIPOST Zonal headquarters including the FCT Lagos zone Bauchi zone etc to cater for the whole country During the lockdown the Ministry of Humanitarian Services also engaged NIPOST to distribute rice obtained from Nigeria Customs Service to states of the Federation He called for continued support from relevant government authorities and private organisations for NIPOST to be able to discharge its responsibilities better during the pandemic According to him due to globalisation the post has been relegated especially in developing countries And in times of global emergencies such as this it would be to any country s detriment if the post is not fully equipped to function optimally when there is a shutdown of economic activities A country with the right postal infrastructure provides government with good network for implementing of its programmes They include social security dissemination of public information distribution of medical and humanitarian equipment he said He reiterated the need for an efficient and comprehensive postal system that will fill in the gap in the face of global emergency This is a period when postal services in most countries are at fore front of activities to reach their populace in this time of lockdowns We also need to be digitally equipped for times like this Investing and adopting the digital address system where every Nigerian can be digitally traced via an address will help NIPOST achieve its distribution targets He added that NIPOST was doing its best as much as possible to withstand nature disasters and help the country recover The health and safety of our workers on the field during this coronavirus pandemic is very paramount to us and we are seriously taking safety precaution measures I want to call for continued support from all as we continue to work with relevant stakeholders in the delivery of items and payment solutions to the most remote places he said Edited By Angela Okisor Donald Ugwu NAN
Lockdown: NIPOST providing essential services to society, communities

Postal Services

The Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) says it is still at the forefront providing essential services in the country amidst the lockdown due to Conivarius pandemic

real blogger outreach latest in naija

This is stated in a statement signed and made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Friday by NIPOST General Manager, communications, Mr Franklyn Alao.

latest in naija

Alao said that notwithstanding the limited resources available to running the postal network, NIPOST had been at the frontline of ensuring palliative measures of federal government aimed at reaching the down trodden were achieved.

latest in naija

He said that the post being a part of the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 was saddled with the responsibility of providing essential services that would benefit the society.

“ Before the pandemic, we distributed feeding vouchers to school children across the FCT and our distribution channels are still very effective.

“We are saddled with moving the palliative materials to the Area Councils, for onward delivery to the wards for distribution.

“ The Management has mobilised over seven NIPOST Zonal headquarters including the FCT, Lagos zone, Bauchi zone etc to cater for the whole country.

“ During the lockdown, the Ministry of Humanitarian Services also engaged NIPOST to distribute rice obtained from Nigeria Customs Service to states of the Federation

He called for continued support from relevant government authorities and private organisations for NIPOST to be able to discharge its responsibilities better during the pandemic.

According to him,  due to globalisation, the post has been relegated, especially, in developing countries.

“ And in times of global emergencies such as this, it would be to any country’s detriment if the post is not fully equipped to function optimally when there is a shutdown of economic activities.

“ A country with the right postal infrastructure, provides government with good network  for implementing of its programmes.

“They include:  social security, dissemination of public information, distribution of medical and humanitarian equipment,’’ he said.

He reiterated the need for an efficient and comprehensive postal system that will fill in the gap in the face of global emergency.

“ This is a period when postal services in most countries are at fore front of activities to reach their populace in this time of lockdowns.

“` We also need to be digitally equipped for times like this.

“Investing and adopting the digital address system, where every Nigerian can be digitally traced via an address will help NIPOST achieve its distribution targets.

He added that NIPOST was doing its best as much as possible to withstand nature, disasters, and help the country recover.

“ The health and safety of our workers on the field during this coronavirus  pandemic is very paramount to us and we are seriously taking safety precaution measures.

` I want to call for continued support from all as we continue to work with relevant stakeholders in the delivery of  items and payment solutions to the most remote places,’’ he said.


Edited By: Angela Okisor/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

 

bet9ja mobile shop trt hausa ur shortner twitter downloader