The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), in its attempt to remain relevant and be profitable in the world of IT, has introduced delivery of agricultural goods.
The government-owned postal service also included in its delivery package, pharmaceutical drugs and cosmetics.
Other commodities to be delivered by NIPOST are automobile spare parts, electronics and electrical parts, computer and accessories, furniture and household items, beverages and assorted food items.
With the introduction of the service, the organization has effectively diversified from mere mail delivery and money service.
The Post Master General of NIPOST, Mr. Asiwaju Adegbuyi, said their target clientele cuts across all classes of customers.
They are individuals, traders and non-traders, corporate organizations, conglomerates, manufacturing and trading companies and industries.
He added that the mode of transportation would be land (road), sea, rail as well as air.
According to Daily Trust, Adegbuyi spoke at World Post Day in Jos.
Plateau State Area Post Master Manager Malam Abubakar Usman represented him.
NIPOST, he said, was planning to bring postal leaders and stakeholders to discuss new ways of transforming their business to meet costumers’ needs in changing Postal paradigm.
NIPOST internet adoption
NAN reports that NIPOST had earlier adopted the internet in a variety of ways to enhance services to our customers.
It includes the delivery of cargo in remote rural areas, taking money to bank customers where they do not have branches as well as e-commerce services within and outside the country to meet customers’ daily needs.
It introduced special electronic money transfer platform in order to meet the demand of its clients, especially the rural dwellers.
The organization also introduced new mobile services. This would kick off simultaneously with NIPOST’s traditional door to door mail service delivery system.
The innovation came to fruition after NIPOST struck a partnership deal with some commercial banks in the country.