Adegbuyi deploying advanced tech to end leakages at NIPOST
Post Master General of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi is set to revive the hitherto moribund NIPOST and return same to the part of profitability.
Speaking in Lagos during the Bulkpost Venture Customers Forum held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, he disclosed the intention of his leadership to deploy technology in tackling financial and other leakages in the Service.
While alluding to the fact that he is coming to NIPOST at a the sub-sector is looking irrelevant, he said he will drive a business-oriented NIPOST and work towards the return to relevance within the shortest time possible.
He said being the first to come from the private sector to do the job, he will work with stakeholders to drive the needed change.
Asegbuyi said that President Muhammadu Buhari as an apostle of change and zero tolerance for laziness and corruption decided to take the bull by the horn, with the mandate to reorganising, repositioning and re-orientating the entire dynamics of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).
He said that it is in the mandate of the new leadership to abide by the global standards, deploy technology to block leakages and increase the revenue base.
According to him, “Deployment of technology to tackle leakages is paramount in our drives to serve the customers better, because if our competitions serve the customers better we will lose out. Also, now that the ‘party’ is over; the dependence on monopolistic product is over, we are ready to deploy technology to tackle leakages and through that increase our revenue”.
He revealed that he will adopt the knowledge-based economy and digital convergence drives of the Federal Government to move NIPOST.
“It is very pertinent to start by saying that world-wide this postal brand is not just known; but very powerful, one of the most critical social roles of the Post is connecting he world through postal service. However, in today’s highly competitive scenario, a dynamic postal brand must represent far more than traditional service to the public.
“Knowledge-based economy is the way forward, because it leverages on the dynamics of the citizens and Nigeria cannot be different. We need a convivial environment for discussions and I believe the Bulkpost Venture Customers’ Forum is one of such platforms. We need robust ideas on how to judiciously deliver on the mandate using available resources. NIPOST only needed a leader to show the way because we have competent men and women in the Service to deliver on the mandate.
“Postal administrations world over today, face series of challenges in an attempt to achieve maximum efficiency and excellent quality of service. However, as customers’ expectations and demands continue to grow, the post has also risen to the occasion by striving harder to be more customers friendly through networking, partnering and knowledge sharing while deploying ICT to enhance efficient service delivery.
Conscious of the critical role of feedback in today’s mailing business; Bulkpost Venture introduced the customers’ Forum/lecture/dinner and awards night in 2001 as an avenue for interaction amongst the stakeholders in the capital market specifically and bulk mailing industry in general.
“However, the theme of this year’s forum ‘The Impact of the Action and or Inaction of the Capital market Major Players on the Financial Prosperity of NIPOST’, is a demonstration of our grave concern for the unimaginable downturn in the revenue accurable to the Federal Government through NIPOST from this sector of the economy.