'Suspend Plan For New License Fee' Minister Orders NIPOST
Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy has ordered the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) to suspend the new tariff on registration of courier services in the country.
The Minister ordered the suspension yesterday and said that the action was taken due to complaints by Nigerians against the hike.
Dr Pantami, under whose purview the supervision of NIPOST falls, took to his Twitter handle to reiterate the position of the government on the increment.
He tweeted:” Our attention has been drawn to an increase in license fees which was not part of the regulation I earlier approved for you. The chairman of NIPOST and the Post Master General were contacted yesterday to put the implementation on hold and send a report to our ministry by Monday”.
He further clarified that the power of regulation of NIPOST lies with the minister, and any change of fees must be approved by him.
Pantami concluded that he is aware of the economic challenges of NIPOST. However, considering the economic hardship of the Nigeria citizens, the need to suspend the plan is necessary.