The Senate has commenced strikes to unbundle the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) with the consideration of a invoice to repeal the Nigerian Postal Service Act 2004.
The invoice, which scaled second studying on Tuesday, was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central).
Tinubu stated the laws seeks a reform of the Postal Trade and to make Complete Provisions for the Growth and Regulation of Postal Companies in Nigeria.
The lawmaker recalled NIPOST dates again 1852 and developed from an exigency of the colonial administration to a Assortment Workplace of the UK.
Tinubu stated as at when Nigeria gained independence, there have been 176 Publish Places of work, 10 Sub-Publish Places of work and 1000 Postal Businesses.
The company presently has 955 publish workplaces and greater than three thousand 3,000 Postal Businesses within the thirty-six states.
The lawmaker noticed that in view of present realities, it had change into crucial for the NIPOST Act to be reviewed to ensure improved effectivity and repair.
The invoice covers implementation of a Nationwide Postal Coverage, encourages native and international funding, ensures the safety of rights and pursuits of service suppliers, promotes small and medium enterprises within the sector, amongst others.
It additionally offers for the institution of the Nigerian Postal Service and designates it as Public Postal Operator (PPO), a company physique with a standard seal whose accountability consists of the supply of Common Postal Companies in Nigeria.
Tinubu stated clear delineation of roles will make NIPOST extra commercially viable and environment friendly in service supply.
The invoice seeks institution of the Nigerian Postal Fee to manage and supervise the Postal Sector.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan directed the Committee on Communications to work on the provisions. A report is anticipated in 4 weeks.