Community hostilities, other affecting our operations — NIPOST
The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) says community hostilities, unpleasant riverine environment and weather condition are hindering the smooth operation of the service in the Benin zone.
The zonal manager, Abubakar Danlami, who disclosed this yesterday while speaking with journalists shortly after presenting award to four of its customers for exceptional patronage as part of activities marking the world postal day, said: “Some of the host communities where we operate are hostile to us, they donated facility to us and insist that we have to pay ransom, employ their sons and daughters or they would take the facility from us. And even when we report the issue to the paramount ruler, such situations are not addressed.
“For instance, in PortHarcourt, if we want to deliver letters and other items to Brass, Trans-Amadi and Calabar area, we have to be on the sea for several hours. The rain too also poses a lot of challenges because it can rain in this part of the country for seven days without stopping and the roads are not good, and these affects our delivery time.”
He said despite these challenges, the zone was able to surpass its revenue generation target, adding that among the seven zones created by the service, the zone took third in terms of revenue generation.