NIPOST to launch digital postcode June

The Nigerian Postal Service has announced plans to launch its digital Postcode system in Nigeria in June 2023.

The Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Exective Officer, NIPOST, Adeyemi Adepoju, disclosed this at the end of a two day workshop/retreat on the Digital Postcode System in collaboration with the National Population Commission, National Space Research and Development Agency, Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation and other partners held recently in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Adepoju noted that the digitalisation of the postcode system would facilitate efficient mail delivery, and enhance security agencies’ response to emergencies, thereby reducing banditry, kidnapping, and internet scams.

He further stated that it will provide an effective health care delivery system, adequate revenue and tax collections and utility bill distribution, adding that the digital postcode would boost Nigeria’s economy and help reduce insecurity.

The NIPOST boss noted that implementing the digital postcodes would enhance the seamless issuance of driver’s licenses, National Identity Management number, international passport, banking services and other address verification services.

“With the determination and dedication of NIPOST and the technical partners in fast-tracking and actualising, the program will make a mark in Nigerian history.

“With our process of enhancing the postcode leveraging on technology, we draw up entities to ensure every part of the country is effectively captured, using a systematic framework of alpha-numeric characters from State, Local Government Areas, Postcode Districts, Postcode Areas and Postcode Units,” he stated.

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