The nation’s postal service regulator, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has clamped down on illegal courier logistics operators in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The clamp down was carried out by the courier and logistics regulatory department (CLRD) of the NIPOST.
The enforcement which was by a combined task force team from courier and logistics regulatory department (CLRD) arm of NIPOST, NIPOST investigation and security team, police officers from the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Lagos, officers from FCT command was led by the assistant general manager in charge of ethics, complaint and strategy at CLRD, Mr. Worimegbe Banks.
The team had earlier called on the chief operating officer, NIPOST, Mr. Ahamdu Rufa’i at the agency’s corporate headquarters, seeking for management’s support ahead of the task.
Rufa’I, in his response, drew attention to the efforts of the organization in the process of regulations of the operations of the CLRD, saying the first steps to take before any clamp down exercise was to carry out due diligence and importantly regular sensitization and enlightenment.
He reiterated the Postmaster-General (PMG) of NIPOST, Dr. Ismail Adewusi’s commitment to the engagement and creation of enabling environment for licensed operators and investors to operate without hindrances.
NIPOST through its courier and logistics regulatory department by law has the mandate to license, monitor and regulate courier and logistics operations in the country.