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NIPOST to introduce digital postcodes

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The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has announced it will soon implement digital postcodes and an address verification system to boost delivery service, revenue generation, and security.

The Postmaster General of the Federation/CEO of NIPOST, Sunday Adepoju, disclosed this on Thursday at a media briefing in Abuja.

He noted that implementing the Postcode and AVS by October this year will help NIPOST contribute to the country’s revenue and end the challenges associated with Know Your Customer.

Adepoju said, “NIPOST is embracing digital transformation to elevate operational efficiency in a world where digital solutions and data utilisation have taken centre stage, an increasing number of postal operators. The National Digital Alphanumeric Postcode System is an initiative that has the potential to significantly improve nationwide service delivery, enhance security, and generate revenue for NIPOST and other government agencies.

“Our teams worked hand in hand with esteemed partners, including the National Population Commission, The National Space Research and Development Agency, the Office of The Surveyor-General of the Federation, NETPOST, Avaris Worldwide, and other government agencies.

“It also has far-reaching public and private sector benefits, including crime prevention, identity fraud reduction, emergency services coordination, border control, e-commerce, data collection, financial inclusion, healthcare access, and tourism.”

In his remarks, the Chairman of NPC, Nasir Kwarra, represented by the Federal Commissioner, Bayelsa State, Mrs. Glory Izonfuo, said the Commission expressed the Commission’s commitment to implementing the postcode.

Also, Technical Partners to NIPOST, Michael Akinlose and Taslim Salaudeen, said the AVS would be a game changer in Nigeria’s national development and economy.

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