In a bid to improve its operation, the Nigeria Postal Service organised two-day training for its 41 staff in its financial service department, vowing to improve its infrastructure for the benefit of the country.
The training, which ended on Wednesday in Benin, held in conjunction with Stanbic IBTC Bank and Ekode Mega Touch Limited with participants (from the southern part of the country) getting the latest information on agent banking, payment services, remittance, e-governance, among others.
NIPOST Post Master General/Chief Executive Officer, Miss Tola Odeyemi, said the training was to equip staff with the requisite knowledge to drive the financial service of the agency. She noted the NIPOST has a lot of opportunities, privileges but lacks the opportunity to put them into maximum use.
Represented by Engr. Musa Suleman, Director Engineering and Technical Service, she stated that the partnership with Stanbic IBTC and Ekode would help bring in the resources to develop NIPOST infrastructure into maximum use for the benefit of the agency and the nation.
She said, “The training of our members of staff is key to the improvement of our infrastructure. NIPOST has a lot of opportunities, infrastructure and privileges but lacks the resources to put them to maximum use.
“We are a key player in the ICT industry because of our infrastructure and finance license from the Central Bank. So, we partnered Stanbic IBTC bank and Ekode who are bringing in the funding and technology to develop our infrastructure into maximum use for the benefit of NIPOST and the nation.
The Post Master General said NIPOST’s desire is to make banking service available to Nigerians with minimal stress and ensure everyone is captured in the financial net across the country.
Also speaking, Stanbic IBTC bank, Agent Manager, Bright Odigie, said they were partnering with NIPOST for their financial service by giving out POS terminal to all NIPOST branches across the country.