The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has said it has revoked licences of 30 courier companies in the country.
The General Manager, Courier Regulatory Department of NIPOST, Dr. Ishaya Diwa, made the disclosure at a media briefing in Lagos on Thursday.
Diwa said that the licences of the companies were revoked because the operators were not complying with the rules and regulations governing courier services.
“For the past two years, the CRD of NIPOST has consistently been trying to sanitise the courier industry with its continuous events, such as clamping down on companies.
“We need our courier operators in the country to work with the best standards, as courier business is a worldwide business and any form of infringement will tell bad for the country.
“This revocation is also a means of making the environment conducive and worthwhile for operators to thrive,’’ he said.
He said that the revoked courier operators were spread across the country, but the majority of them were in Lagos.
Diwa said that the criteria for revoking the licences were based on lack of renewal of licence upward to three years and activities done not in tandem with rules and regulations of NIPOST.
He cautioned the public to be aware of the revoked operators and desist from working with them.