Corruption: FG Ends Cash Payments at NIPOST
The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered an immediate termination of all cash payments in all Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) offices.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami announced this in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the minister said that some members of staff of NIPOST have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system of the service to engage in corrupt practices. He enjoined the general public and all customers of NIPOST to insist on Point of Sales (PoS) or bank teller transactions when conducting business with NIPOST.
Pantami also directed the Post Master General (PMG) to ensure immediate implementation of strategies that would bring an end to unnecessary delays in its service delivery to customers.
According to the minister, the directive is a temporary measure to tackle corruption in the system.