How NIPOST Has Tackled Scam Mails In Nigeria – Adewusi | Independent Newspapers Nigeria


 Dr. Ismail Adewusi, Post-Master General of the Federation/CEO of Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, has announced the inaugura­tion of surveillance teams in major post offices for the mail security and the fight against scam mails.

Adewusi made the an­nouncement on Friday on the occasion of the 2020 World Post Day celebration held at the NAF Conference Center, Kado, Abuja.

This was just as the Min­ister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, unveiled the stamp compendium of NIPOST in commemora­tion of the Post Day.

He stated that the mea­sure is part of the efforts to check the activities of fraudsters who use the post office to carry out dubious business transactions.

According to the NIPOST boss, a scanning machine at the International Mail Pro­cessing Center (IMPC-AIR), Ikeja-Lagos is doing a good job in detecting volumes of out-bound posted items con­taining prohibited items.

He, however, noted that it is impossible to claim 100% success in the agency’s fight against the unscrupulous activities of fraudsters.

He said the agency is do­ing its best to gain the trust of the public.

He noted that in their efforts to secure mails and other cargoes, cages have been erected with use of tarpaulin to cover all items in custody before dispatch­ing.

Adewusi said, “As part of efforts to check the activi­ties of fraudsters who use the post office to carry out dubious business transac­tions, we have put in place Surveillance Teams in all major post offices across the country to oversee the processing, bagging and dis­patching of both local and international mail items.

“The scanning machine at the International Mail Processing Center (IMPC-AIR), Ikeja-Lagos is doing a good job in detecting vol­umes of out-bound posted items containing prohibit­ed items. Some of the items often detected includes but not limited to fake cur­rencies both in naira and dollars, forged cheques, international passports and money orders among others.

“It is worthy of note that given our wide network as well as our level of techni­cal engagement, it is impos­sible to claim 100% success in our fight against these unscrupulous Nigerians.

“However, we are com­mitted to ensuring that we create conducive envi­ronment that will restore public confidence in our operations and assist in re­deeming the good image of our dear country.




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