NIPOST shuts two illegal courier companies in Lagos

By 09:58 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 Comments

The Courier Regulatory Department of Nigerian Postal Service on Thursday closed two companies allegedly operating courier services without licences in the country.

Senior Assistant, Post-Master-General of NIPOST, Dr. Simon Emeje, told newsmen in Lagos that the two illegal operators were based in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the illegal companies were OJ Transports, located at Jibowu and Happy Family Motors at Ojuelegba.

He said the clampdown on the courier services was a national assignment and essential for the sanity of the courier sub-sector.

According to him, the companies have not gone through the CRD’s licensing process, hence, their operation is detrimental to the sector.

The senior assistant post-master general said there was the need for the clampdown because of the critical nature of the sector to the nation’s economy.

He said that the courier sub-sector also needed to be sanitised in the interest of investors.

Emeje said the licensing fee for indigenous courier company was N2million, while multinational licence was N10 million.

According to him, the sector is very viable, but only 20 per cent of the market had been tapped into, while 80 per cent remained untapped.



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