NIPOST Commissions 100 Motorcycles, Additional Trucks To Reduce Delivery Price

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has unveiled 100 motorcycles and ten additional trucks to crash the logistics delivery price for Nigerians in order to reduce the burden imposed by the removal of fuel subsidy by the President Bola Tinubu government.

While unveiling the facilities during a brief ceremony at the NIPOST corporate headquarters in Abuja on Friday, the Postmaster General (PMG) of the Federation and CEO of NIPOST, Sunday Adeyemi Adepoju, said the equipment were lauched as part of the reforms to reposition the agency for effective service delivery to Nigerians especially to help them reduce the impact of fuel subsidy removal.

He added that the organization is now poised to provide effective and efficient mail delivery at an affordable cost to mitigate the challenges associated with logistics.

“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,” he said.

He said further that “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.”

Adepoju added that the logistics industry is experiencing a transformation like never before, stressing that the demand for fast deliveries has since gone up.

He said, “Most businesses depend on transportation of their goods across local and international locations to fulfil their values and supply chain to stay connected to their customers.”

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr William Alo, who officially launched the facilities, praised the NIPOST boss for his leadership, which has revived the organisation, adding that 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.