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The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has sought collaboration with the Council in the area of Curriculum Development. This was contained in a message delivered by the Gwagwalada District Manager of NIPOST when he led a delegation that visited the Council on Thursday, 17th June, 2021.

According to the District Manager, represented by Mr. Ali Wakawa, Operations Manager of the District, he stated that they were at NERDC to seek collaboration with the Council in the area of developing a curriculum on Postal Services for the use of pupils and students in Primary and Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

He also said that asides collaboration on curriculum development, they equally came to sensitize and acquaint NERDC staff of NIPOST Services for adequate patronage especially as it concerns Stamp Authentication Compliance, where we are expected to put N50.00 on any receipt above N1,000.00.

Other services of theirs include; Cargo Services, Express Mail Services (EMS), Financial Services, Airport Delivery Services, Pre-paid Services, Credit Facilities, where Council can be allowed to carry out its postal services on credit basis and then repay at the end of every month. He equally intimated Council of their Essay Writing Competition organized for children between the ages of 10 -15 at different levels from District, to Zonal, and National. Thereafter, the three overall best students will be taken to Switzerland [with their parents] for celebration.

The District Manager also lamented that the Council’s patronage on postal services was very low and asked for Council’s patronage while enhancing other aspects / avenues not utilized in the past that would be of benefit to the Council.

Responding, the Executive Secretary, represented by the Director, Human Resource Management, Barr. Peter Anande, countered the assertion on low patronage of postal services by the Council saying that NERDC highly patronizes NIPOST, in the areas of postage adding that the Council has always complied with stamp duty.

In the area of collaboration, he noted that the curriculum, when developed, would not be a stand-alone but infused into other subjects as was done with emerging issues. He therefore asked their office to write officially to the Council about their desire.

The Executive Secretary also hinted that the Council has a Private Mail Box (PMB) domiciled at Garki and asked the possibility of relocating the PMB to Gwagwalada, which the District Manager said is very possible but that Council needs to write directing that henceforth, all mail deliveries are to be sent to Gwagwalada and not Garki and by so doing, the directive would be carried out immediately.

He also went further to ask the visiting team to address the issues separately [when writing to the Council on the matters discussed].

Mr. Akinlosotu Festus, The EMS Manager, in his vote of thanks, expressed the team’s gratitude for the opportunity afforded them, praying that the future collaboration would yield a very positive result.

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