The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has ordered the Nigerian Postal Services NIPOST to suspend the new tariff on registration of courier services in the country.
Reacting to complaints by Nigerians on the new hike, Dr Pantami, in a statement by his Spokesperson, Mrs Uwa Suleiman and on his Twitter handle reiterated the position of of the Federal Government on reversing the increament.
Dr Pantami clarified that the power of regulation of NIPOST lies with the Minister, any change of fees must be approved by him.
The Minister said the economic challenges of NIPOST was understandable however, the economic hardship of Nigerians is Paramount in the agenda of the BUHARI administration.
This directive comes amidst ongoing efforts by the Minister to reposition the Postal Services sector for optimal efficiency, in line with global best practices and as enshrined in the Universal Postal Union (UPU)global resolution of September 2019.