INEC chair­man and the post­mas­ter-gen­eral

Sunday Trust - - VIEWPOINT - Yours faith­fully, A.A Kano State.

Iheard that the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) and pri­vate trans­porters are sign­ing a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing to al­low the lat­ter trans­port elec­tion ma­te­ri­als to polling units dur­ing the 2019 polls.

I think it is not a good idea to con­tract a pri­vate agency for such a ser­vice while gov­ern­ment has an agency that was specif­i­cally es­tab­lished for such ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Nige­rian Postal Ser­vice (NIPOST) was es­tab­lished to carry out courier and de­liv­ery ser­vices. If pri­vate firms can fa­cil­i­tate lo­gis­tics ser­vices, why can’t a gov­ern­men­towned agency do it?

It is well known that re­cently, the NIPOST re­cruited hun­dreds of fresh and ex­pe­ri­enced grad­u­ates from var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions na­tion­wide and abroad. These peo­ple are ca­pa­ble of do­ing what­ever task as­signed to them, so why give their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to pri­vate or­gan­i­sa­tions? Is this not a mat­ter of self-killing and de­cep­tion?

For good gov­er­nance, in­tegrity and trans­parency, please hand over this job to the NIPOST, which is ready to de­liver all kinds of elec­tion ma­te­ri­als, items and ac­ces­sories ev­ery­where in Nige­ria, pro­vided they are given all the nec­es­sary funds.

I hope the INEC chair­man and the post­mas­ter-gen­eral would do the right thing and at the ap­pro­pri­ate time be­fore it is too late.

Thank you.

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