Postcode: NIPOST to launch digital system in June

April 3, 2023

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says it will launch a digital postcode system in the country in June 2023.

Adeyemi Adepoju, postmaster-general of the federation and chief executive officer of NIPOST, spoke at the end of a two-day workshop/retreat on the digital postcode system.

The workshop was recently 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 and 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.

He said it would also provide an effective healthcare delivery system, adequate revenue, tax collections, and utility bill distribution.

He added that the digital postcodes would boost Nigeria’s economy and help reduce insecurity.

Speaking further, Adepoju said that implementing digital postcodes would enhance the seamless issuance of driver’s licences, national identity management numbers, international passports, 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,” 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.”

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