Some individuals and organisations in attempt to contact the Nigeria Postal service (NIPOST) have been asked to path wish cash by fraudulent individuals seeking information.
As a new business owner or first time visitor to Nigeria, the Nigeria Postal service Department came into being with the establishment of the Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) on January 1, 1985. NITEL emerged from the merger of the Telecommunications arm of the defunct Post and Telecommunications Department of the Ministry of Communications with the former Nigeria External Telecommunications Limited (NET). Through the promulgation of decree No. 18 of 1987, NIPOST became an Extra-Ministerial Department.
The decree provided among other functions of NIPOST, the following:
To provide and operate facilities for collection, dispatch and distribution of inland and overseas mail at reasonable cost.
To provide and operate facilities for remittance of money through the money or postal order systems.
To provide and operate philatelic services in Nigeria.
To print and provide postage stamps for payment of postage tariff and payment of stamp duties.
To represent Nigeria in its relations with other postal administrations and other bodies concerned with postal services. Prior to 1992, NIPOST operated as an Extra-Ministerial Department in the Ministry of Communications while Decree 18 of 1987 went through various amendments.
In response to the call to grant NIPOST some measure of autonomy, the Federal Government promulgated Decree 41 of 1992 and classified NIPOST as a Government Parastatal having the following basic functions:
To develop, promote, and provide adequate and efficiently coordinated postal services at reasonable rates.
To maintain an efficient system of collection, sorting and delivery of mail nationwide.
To provide various types of mail services to meet the needs of different categories of mailers.
To establish and maintain Postal facilities of such character and in such locations consistent with reasonable economics as will enable the generality of the public to have ready access to essential postal services.
To represent the Federal Republic of Nigeria is her relations with other Postal Administrations and International bodies.
In addition to the above stated functions, NIPOST also has powers:
To determine the need for Post Offices, Postal facilities and equipment as it may determine.
To prescribe the amount of postage stamps and the manner in which it is to be paid.
To provide Philatelic Services.
To establish and review Postal Tariff.
To explore additional services to boost its revenue.
To provide and establish non-postal or similar services
CORPORATE OFFICE INFORMATION
Nipost Corporate Headquarters
Abubakar Musa Argungu House
Plot 1279 Muhammadu Buhari Way
PMB 12537, Garki 900001
For Administrative Enquiries, call:
FOR ALLMAILS ENQUIRIES, CONTACT NIPOST
CUSTOMER CENTRE TELEPHONE NUMBERS BELOW:
TERRITORIAL OFFICE INFORMATION (IN ALL STATES)
Cross River 09092995820
Kaduna 09092995905, 09092995910
Lagos Mainland 09092995162
Lagos Island 09092995152