12 June 2012

Nigeria: NIPOST Against Using Commercial Vehicles for Parcel Delivery

Bauchi — The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has cautioned the Nigerian public against patronizing commercial vehicles as a means of delivering their parcels and goods.

The Area Postal Manager in charge of Bauchi and Gombe states, Alhaji Dauda Musa, has stated in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi over the weekend.

Musa said the system was inimical to the safety of both the passengers in the vehicle and the parcels in transit.

"Recent developments around the world and even in Nigeria (have) shown that explosives can be as little or as small as you cannot imagine. We have seen instances where they show us oil filters of vehicles or can drinks that can be packaged to explode," he said.

According to him, if somebody packages such a thing in a small carton and gives you in a vehicle, and something happens, you can only imagine what will happen to the passengers in the vehicle. It's difficult to beat our network. We cannot sacrifice the safety of Nigerians at the expense of somebody's interest of sending an item."

Musa attributed the use of commercial vehicles in delivery to lack of patience and the fact that people are not fully aware of the advantages of using the NIPOST parcel delivery service.

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