The Federal Government has kicked against the proposed increment of the license fee for courier services by the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST imposed by the Minister of communication and the digital economy.
Mr. Isa Pantami, who is the minister of communication and digital economy, on his tweet Saturday morning, insisted that the increase was not part of the regulation he approved for the agency on Friday, July 24.
“Our attention has been drawn to an increase of license fee, which was not part of the regulation I earlier approved for you,” he stated.
He added that NIPOST chairman and Post Master General “were yesterday (Friday) contacted to put the implementation on hold and send a report to our ministry by Monday.”
NIPOST’s proposed increase as announced has generated huge outrage in the public.
The new charges introduced by NIPOST are expected to cause an increase in the cost of courier services and delivery goods.
Although NIPOST has ordered, companies that provide international courier services like DHL, UPS, and FEDEX, are directed to pay the sum of N20m for a new license and N8m annually while those who offer national services are expected to pay N10m for license and N4m yearly for renewal.