Customers urge NIPOST to intensify awareness in Bauchi -GCFRNG
Clients of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in Bauchi state have called for an effective awareness campaign on the agency’s services in the state.
They made the call in Bauchi on Saturday at a customer forum organized to mark “World Post Day” which is celebrated annually on October 9.
One of the clients, Mr. Sulaiman Hamisu, said that NIPOST needed to embark on a vigorous awareness campaign about its services in the state.
“People do not know the services of NIPOST, they know the post office but they do not know the services provided and the effectiveness of the services.
“Therefore, NIPOST should intensify the campaign to raise awareness and show its services to citizens,” he said.
Hamisu, however, praised NIPOST for providing effective and inexpensive services to many agencies, adding that the agency’s service delivery was excellent.
Another client, Ms. Zainab Abdullahi, said that many in the communities were not aware of NIPOST services; she adding that most of the school children under the age of 18 did not know much about the agency’s services.
“They have to increase awareness of their services and create jingles on radio and television so that citizens are educated about the type of services they provide,” she said.
For her part, Ms. Jedidah Sambo, Zonal Manager, NIPOST, Bauchi said that the agency had increased its national postal rate for the effective delivery of services in the country.
“We want to take the opportunity to inform our customers of the upward revision of the NIPOST national postal rate from N50 to N250.
“The revision has been approved by the Federal Government for implementation,” Sambo said.
She also informed clients that NIPOST was a stakeholder in NIRSAL Micro Finance Bank to bring financial inclusion to Nigerians.
Sambo explained that the forum was to give NIPOST the opportunity to thank some loyal customers for their continued patronage.
Also speaking, Mr. Ahmad Hassan, Register, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, reminded citizens and corporations of the importance of paying taxes.
Hassan, in a paper presentation, titled “Seizing the Stamp Tax Perspective,” said taxes were crucial because the government used tax money to fund social projects.
“Without taxes, government contributions to the health sector will be impossible.
“Taxes are used to finance health services such as social health care, medical research, social security, etc.” he said.