NCC inks e-Services deal with postal services

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) today 20th February 2020, agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on an e-fulfillment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture. The Postmaster general, Ismail Adewuyi noted that NIPOST hopes to benefit from synergies between the two agencies.

Adewuyi called for collaborative efforts to expand broadband penetration, particularly in rural communities. He explained that the vision for the government to NIPOST was to ensure that the agency continued to provide its universal service obligation, which was a mandate of the universal postal union. Adewuyi said NIPOST was looking to set up a transport and logistics company that would move mail and leverage its properties within the country.

Executive vice chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta,  mentioned an area of common interest between the two agencies, which had to do with the issue of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). He said that the commission was making efforts to reach amicable resolution between the banks and telecom operating companies.

 

Moji Alabi

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