Federal Government Issues A Strong Warning To NIPOST Over Licence Fee

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The Federal Government has rejected the request of increment of license fee proposed by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) for courier services in Nigeria.

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, stated this in a tweet on Saturday morning.

Isa Pantami made it clear that the increment of license fee was not part of the regulation he approved for the agency on Friday, July 24, 2020.

“Our attention has been drawn to an increase of license fee, which was not part of the regulation I earlier approved for you,” he stated.

He added that NIPOST chairman and Post Master General, “were yesterday (Friday) contacted to put the implementation on hold and send a report to our ministry by Monday.”

NIPOST’s proposed increment of the License fee, as announced, has attracted significant criticism, especially on social media.

The new charges introduced by NIPOST would have led to an increase in the cost of courier services and delivery goods.

According to NIPOST, companies that provide international courier services like DHL, UPS and FEDEX, are expected to pay N20m for a new license. In contrast, those who offer national services are expected to pay N10m.

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