By Akin Akande, Abuja
The Ministry of Communication Technology has expressed its readiness to proffer lasting solutions to some of the problems confronting the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST).
NIPOST is currently facing problems such as inadequate mail delivery vehicles and lack of power supply to most Post offices which have been affecting effective and efficient delivery of postal services.
However, in what appears to be succour to NIPOST, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communication Technology, Dr. Henry Akpan has assured that the Ministry was to partner with all agencies under its supervision to enhance quality service delivery to Nigerians.
Dr. Akpan gave the assurance on a familiarization visit to NIPOST headquarters in Abuja.
According to him, NIPOST remains a very important government agency like the Police that has its spread all over the country.
While saying that the Ministry would give its support for the organisation to perform better, the Permanent Secretary also stated that the Ministry is working to ensure that some of the achievements recorded in the communication sector are not only sustained but also improved upon.
Speaking while receiving the Permanent Secretary, the Postmaster General of the Federation, Mallam Ibrahim Baba described the visit as a land mark as that was the first time a Permanent Secretary would be visiting NIPOST headquarters.
He said that underscored Dr. Akpan’s desire to ascertain the true position of things at NIPOST.
The Postmaster General expressed hope that the relationship existing between NIPOST and the Ministry would pave the way for the resolution of all the problems facing NIPOST.
The Permanent Secretary who was accompanied by some directors in the Ministry during the visit inspected Garki General Post Office, Area 1 Post Office and the corporate headquarters building project at the Maitama district.