Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
NIPOST soon to float bank

By News Express on 07/03/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,385


Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications says the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), will soon introduce Post Bank to bring banking services to rural dwellers.

Shittu said this while addressing journalists at his Ibadan residence on Sunday.

He said post bank would avail rural dwellers access to banking services through NIPOST offices across the country.

The minister also said the ministry would soon arrange with all foreign postal services to make the Express Mail Service (EMS) of NIPOST to handle all internal distributions across the country.

He said that such efforts were part of the reforms the ministry had planned in order to make NIPOST viable, relevant and effective.

“There is a law now on stamp duties. Every legal transactions above N1,000 would attract N50 levy as stamp duty.”

Shittu said the call for applications from suitable and competent individuals to be appointed as Post-Master General was in line with the transparency stance of the present administration.

“From the advert, we had 47 applications of which 21 had been selected for interview. The 21 would have their interviews from Wednesday to Friday on the basis of seven persons per day.

“I did not unilaterally choose an individual for reasons of due process and to uphold the present administration's principle of transparency.

“We have also ensured that our interviewers were drawn from all the ministries and agencies, including EFCC, ICPC and the Federal Character Commission.”

Shittu said the ministry would ensure rural areas had internet facilities, adding that Information and Communication Technology (ICT), had made activities convenient and easier.

The minister said ICT was capable of producing sufficient wealth for the nation, stressing that it was the highest employer of labour after agriculture.

Shittu said that the Treasury Single Account (TSA), through ICT, had blocked leakage and wastage of the nation's resources.

“For example, in Rwanda, the 4,000 public buses there were equipped with internet facilities. I think our people deserve this and they will be digitally smart.”

On Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), the minister said the outfit had been sold by the Bureau of Public Enterprises during the last administration.

He said the outfit was sold to NICOMSAT and by law no more in existence, and the new outfit would take off any moment from now.

Shittu said the ministry would meet with telecommunications outfits in the country during the week to inform them of sanctions on dropped calls and unsolicited messages considered to be a rip-off.

He expressed determination to make a meaningful difference during his tenure as minister. (NAN)

•Photo shows Bayo Shittu.

Source News Express

Posted 07/03/2016 2:46:02 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Jonathan lied; G5 Governors, nPDP won’t return to...

Restructuring as disintegration

Mikel denies donating $30,000 to Olympic Squad

Ikpeazu dissolves cabinet

Ese Oruru’s parents lament her continued absence in...

NCC clears the air over reported N1.4 trillion...

7 days to 2013 South Africa Cup of...

Gates Foundation spends $250 million in Nigeria

Military sustains patrols, raids in Niger Delta

Mudslide kills newly-wed woman in Lagos

20 months old baby stolen at naming ceremony...

Why Michael Okpara Varsity is yet to attain...

 

Latest News Igbo youths ban killer herdsmen in South East Stay away from disputed Effurun land, Reps tell Army Messi misses penalty as Barcelona suffer first defeat of the season •Atletico Madrid crumble at home Niger Delta Avengers set to resume attacks •Vow to be ‘brutish, brutal, bloody’ Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees Alheri denies owing FG N27.2b over fibre optic agreement Oshimili North suspends NURTW activities, stops revenue collectors Buhari to lead Nigerian delegation to AU summit NAF pilots bomb Boko Haram vehicle workshop in Sambisa FG aims to raise N110b at bond auction NiMet predicts dust haze, cloudy weather, reduced visibility 12 killed, 48 wounded in Maiduguri suicide bomb attack

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (314,678 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (303,860 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (243,983 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,019 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (189,735 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (178,979 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,266 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (139,243 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (135,873 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,212 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,369 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (118,746 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,852) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (790) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,743) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (31,959) Opinion (864) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,351) Religion (666) Sports (1,406) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!