NIPOST inaugurates CBT centre in Enugu

 The Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr Ismail Adewusi, on Monday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Computer Based Test (CBT) centre and mini post in Enugu.

Adewusi said that the move was one of the surest ways to achieve the Universal Postal Union (UPU) standard.

He said that the essence of the UPU was to provide adequate postal services to Nigerians.

“Our vision is to no fewer than 10,000 post offices across the country. At the moment, we close to 4,000 post offices,” he said.

The postmaster general said that the digital CBT centre and mini post would far-reaching effects on the socioeconomic of the area.

“The centre will be equipped to handle JAMB and examination and other online registrations like national identity card, travelling passport, driving licence and recruitments.

“In recognition of reality, NIPOST encourages individuals, communities and corporate bodies that the wherewithal to collaborate with it in providing infrastructure to offer postal services.

is one of the surest ways Nigeria can achieve the UPU standard of one post to about 6,000 Nigerians and thereby, bring postal services closer to the people,” he said.

Adewusi said that NIPOST was committed to the Government’s agenda of financial inclusion and of making e-government services available in areas that were either underserved or not served.

He said that the smart post office would enable NIPOST to provide financial services which include agency banking and others.

Adewusi said that the goal of the organisation was to have a post office that would be a one-stop-shop for any business that one aspired for.

appeal to the people of the area, especially, the youth to and make maximum use of the centre for their educational and economic growth and ,” he said.

Earlier, the South East Zonal Manager, NIPOST, Mr Friday Aba, said that the facility would provide the needed services to the people of the area.

Aba said that the centre was the first of its kind in the zone and urged the people of the area good use of it. (NAN)