Niger State Government has disclosed plans to partner with the Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, in a bid to promote tourism and showcase its tourism sites.
Commissioner for Information, Jonathan Vatsa, who disclosed this at the EMS/Parcel Nigeria Managers Conference in Minna, stated that the government is looking to see if the courier service of NIPOST can have the emblem of its tourist sites and brand their buses with pictures of tourist sites in the state.
“NIPOST courier service is world wide and we are looking to see if we can have the emblem of our tourist sites on most of their stamps and also brand their trucks and buses that carry these parcels with a tourist site. This will promote tourism because they reach the unreached area and it will give the state an opportunity to showcase its tourist sites.”
Vatsa stated that Niger will also partner with the postal service on improved service delivery and security of their goods. “If all these loopholes are blocked and the state can partner with them, the internally generated revenue of the organisation will go up and the state will enjoy fast message delivery.”
In his address, the Post Master General, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi, said there are opportunities, potentials and possibilities in NIPOST, stating that the service needs a little push in the area of motivation and psychological re-orientation to transform EMS/Parcel service into a world class courier outfit.
He stressed his desire to reposition the organisation, disclosing that the revenue of EMS has risen from N532.8 million in 2015 to N678.8 million in 2016, while its parcels service improved by N43.9 million during the same period.

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