The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says it has increased its domestic postage rate from N50 to N250 for effective service delivery in the country.
The Zonal Manager for NIPOST in Enugu, Friday Aba, disclosed this on Friday at a customer forum commemorating the “World Post Day” celebrated annually on October 9.
Mr Aba said the maiden event was organised by NIPOST across the country to acquaint customers with the upward review of NIPOST domestic tariff.
He stated that the last review was done 16 years ago, adding that the review was necessary to enable NIPOST to provide better service delivery to its customers.
“The choice of inviting you for this forum is not out of place as you are one of our private and corporate customers and your patronage has been the source of our existence.
“We equally want to use the opportunity to acquaint you with the upward review of NIPOST domestic postage rate from N50 to N250.
“The review has been graciously approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria for implementation.
“We, therefore, solicit that you as customers help us sensitise other intending customers not here about the new development,” Mr Aba said.
Aba explained that the rate remained the cheapest and fastest means of communication as they spread to the remotest part of the country in terms of coverage.
He noted that aside from the traditional way of service delivery, NIPOST had evolved into new improved service delivery including financial services, e-commerce and logistics.
“This financial services helps individuals, institutions and corporate bodies to send money locally and internationally while e-commerce allows them to move their household items,” the zonal manager said.