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NIPOST goes after illegal courier logistics operators

Felix Oloyede

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NIPOST goes after illegal courier logistics operators

The Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department (CLRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service, (NIPOST), has clamped down on illegal Logistics Operators in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The enforcement was carried out by a combined task force of the team from CLRD, NIPOST Investigation and Security team, Police officers from the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Lagos and Officers from the FCT Command led by the Assistant General Manager in charge of Ethics, Complaints and Strategy at CLRD, Mr Worimegbe Banks on Wednesday.

The teams had earlier called on the Chief Operating Officer, NIPOST, Mr Ahamdu Yahya Rufa’I, at the NIPOST Corporate Headquarters, seeking the Management’s support ahead of the task.

Mr Rufa’i in his response emphasized the efforts of the organization in the process of regulations of the CLRD’s operations.

He said that the first steps to take before any clampdown exercise is to carry out due diligence and importantly, regular sensitization and enlightenment.

He reiterated the Postmaster-General, NIPOST, Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi’s commitment to the need to keep engaging and creating an enabling environment for licensed operators and investors to operate without hindrances.

The three apprehended illegal operators include Trackhub Logistics at Busy Mart Plaza, Jabi District; DOVATRUST; and Norm Synergy Ventures LTD, Maitama and Area 10 Business Complex.

One unlicensed operator’s office was sealed, while other items such as dispatch motor-bike, logbooks, invoice/receipt booklets were confiscated from illegal operators.

The Nigerian Postal Service Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department of NIPOST by law has the mandate to license, monitor and regulate Courier and Logistics operations in Nigeria. (VON)

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