NIPOST prosecute 500 illegal courier operators

NIPOST prosecute 500 illegal courier operators

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NIPOST prosecute 500 illegal courier operators


NIPOST prosecute 500 illegal courier operators. The police are prosecuting over 500 illicit courier and logistics operators for failing to get operational licenses from the Nigerian Postal Service.

Mr Dotun Shonde, General Manager of NIPOST’s Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department, revealed this to The PUNCH on Tuesday, during a crackdown on illicit courier and logistics firms in Ilorin, Kwara state.

No fewer than 200 recognized operators were arrested while executing courier services in various sections of the state without licenses, and motorbikes utilized in the operations were seized.

Shonde, who said the CLRD team had visited many states to enforce NIPOST Act, disclosed that many of the operators of the courier services in the state were operating illegally without registration with NIPOST, which is the government regulatory agency for such services.

“Similar enforcement activities have been conducted successfully in Rivers, Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, FCT, Katsina, Niger, Ekiti, and Kwara States,” he said.

According to Shonde, some of the unlawful operators were involved in criminal acts like as kidnapping and defrauding innocent people of their hard-earned riches.


He added that courier and logistics operators were required to register and obtain operating licences from the Federal Government, which were in four categories: state/special SMEs, regional, national and international.

The general manager stated, “It had begun the clampdown operations on unlicensed/illegal courier, express delivery, dispatch, and logistics operators nationwide as stipulated in the statutory provisions of section 43(1,2&3) NIPOST ACT, CAP 127 law of the federation 2004 and Regulatory Operational Guidelines 2020.”

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