The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Postal Company (NIPOST) have agreed to indicator a Memorandum of Knowledge (MoU) on an e-fulfilment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture.
The two organisations agreed on this in the course of a courtesy check out by the NIPOST administration to the NCC’s headquarters on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Put up Learn Basic (PMG) Mr Ismail Adewuyi, knowledgeable that the explanation for the visit was for NIPOST to seek out partnership, interventions and to also faucet from the synergies that existed involving the two businesses.
Adewuyi appealed for collaborative initiatives in the area of increasing broadband penetration, notably in the rural communities, where the NIPOST experienced existing presence in get to improve and relieve their obligations.
He spelled out that the eyesight for the Federal Authorities to NIPOST was to guarantee that the agency ongoing to participate in common company obligation, which was a mandate of the universal postal union.
He said that NIPOST was hunting at placing up a transport and logistics company that would provide the objective of going mails, parcels and to leverage on its attributes within the place in get to add value and to make certain that the agency contributed to the country.
The PMG additional reported that just one of the important locations NIPOST needed to optimise was the put up office environment financial institution, which he mentioned was a big company, incorporating that it was an energetic government economical inclusion system that would improve the economic climate of the region.
“In Nigeria we are however mainly beneath banked specially in the rural communities in which we have write-up workplace reach. We want to consider quite a few out of poverty.
“We want to deal the surplus potential we have and provider the persons at huge in the country.
“In the earth at substantial we now have numerous postal services not only sending mails but auxiliary expert services around the globe.
“We want to obtain a way to faucet into the symbiotic relationship that we all have in common as a parastatal agency below the ministry of Communications and Electronic Financial system.
“For us, our agency is likely as a result of a great deal of transformation at this stage so there can not be any much better time to look for for this variety of partnership than now,” he claimed.
In his reaction, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, pointed out an space of common fascination in between the two companies, which experienced to do with the concern of the Unstructured Supplementary Provider Info (USSD).
He said that the commission was producing efforts to arrive at an amicable resolution involving the banking institutions and the telecommunications running companies.
He noted that the commission signed an MOU with the CBN in get to lessen the amount of Nigerians excluded from joint fiscal products and services to only 20 per cent.
Danbatta named for far more awareness of marketing campaign to educate Nigerians about the new NIPOST and also identified as for constant collaboration amid agencies beneath communications.
He expressed problem about the problems that NIPOST went via and counseled the PMG and the administration board for bringing innovations to the company.
“We hope we can increase the fiscal inclusion penetration to 80 for every cent. It is about 60 per cent at the minute.
“On the USSD situation, we want to get permission from the Minister who issued that crucial pronouncement on behalf of the federal government that the USSD services should really be suspended.
“We have prepared to the Minister producing a extremely solid and convincing statement to revisit so that fiscal inclusion penetration is not retarded by the sanction,” he stated.