The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says it will launch a digital postcode system in the country in June, to enhance security and economic prosperity.
The Postmaster-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, NIPOST, Adeyemi Adepoju, spoke recently at the end of a two-day workshop/retreat on the digital postcode system.
The workshop was held in Keffi, Nasarawa State, in collaboration with the National Population Commission (NPC), National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation among other partners.
Adepoju said 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.
This would also provide an effective health care delivery system, adequate revenue and tax collections and utility bill distribution, and boost Nigeria’s economy.
He added that digital postcodes would enhance the seamless issuance of driver’s licences, 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 its actualisation, the program will make a mark in Nigerian history,” he said.
“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.”
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.