Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, said it has intercepted over 258,207 scam mails worth N125.2 billion between 2006 and 2014.
The Post Master General of the Federation, PMG, Mr. Ibrahim Baba made the disclosure in Abuja as part of his achievements while in office.
Mr. Baba who retired from active duty on Tuesday said: “NIPOST was able to intercept the fraudulent documents through collaboration with security agencies like the Nigeria Police and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’’.
He lamented that the country loses N1trillion every year from non- usage of postage stamps by financial institutions.
He however added that the responsibility lies with the Office of Accountant General of the Federation. “We are to provide the instrument, which is the stamp. The office of the Accountant General and the ministry should see to the implementation of this Act.” he said.
He added that NIPOST also collaborated with National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Department of State Service, Nigerian Customs Service and the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom.
According to him, ICT is not a threat to NIPOST but rather a blessing as it is impacting positively on postal operations and services.
“Our desire to make the post office a one-stop shop motivated us to adopt new technologies to enhance postal operations in terms of speed and efficiency in service delivery.
“It is also a means of capturing new business opportunities provided by e-commerce and other electronic and financial services’’, he said.
Baba added that 70% of post offices across the country had been equipped with ICT facilities, including track and trace features.

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