BISI Adegbuyi, postmaster general and chief executive officer, CEO, Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, has vowed to overhaul the entire NIPOST system and reposition it to create millions of jobs for unemployed Nigerians and boost the medium and small enterprise, SME, businesses in the country. He made the promise at the NIPOST Workshop Services Customers’ Forum held in Lagos, recently, with the theme: “Technology Key to Repositioning NIPOST in Today’s Economic Recession”.
He noted that the government agency has all it takes in terms of infrastructure and human capital to sustain itself and still contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Products, GDP, but that it only needs a little push with modern technology tools to realise its huge potential.
“The federal government needed someone with good business acumen to turn around the fortunes of NIPOST, and I was appointed few months ago to do just that. My strategy is to focus on parcel deliveries and use same to empower over 70 million Nigerian youths and offer them services that will make them become entrepreneurs. This is about eCommerce and that is where the money is.
“We will do strategic thinking and bring in people from the private sectors, who are already successful businessmen and women to help turn around NIPOST. It is an open secret that a forward looking business concern must be amenable to the dynamics of its operating environment. As CEO with private sector orientation, I intend to do things differently in order to achieve better results that would be of great benefit to the organisation, its workforce and all other stakeholders. To this end, we would leverage on the deployment of technology, coupled with information technology to drive the operations of NIPOST in line with trends in modern businesses and put the organisation in competitive stead.”
According to Adegbuyi, countries that have prospered relied on small and medium scale businesses, which they supported technologically. The postmaster general said the NIPOST customers’ forum is to drive home the point that the world is growing through technology and that NIPOST is in a position to drive economic development in the country, using modern technology tools.
— Dec 19, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT