The Nigerian Government has concluded plans to launch the Digital Postcode system in June this year.
The Postmaster General of the Federation, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Mr Adeyemi Adepoju disclosed this at the end of a 2-day workshop/retreat on the Digital Postcode System held in Keffi, Nasarawa state, North Central geopolitical zone.
According to Adepoju the digitalization of the postcode system would facilitate efficient mail delivery, enhance security agencies’ response to emergencies, thereby reducing banditry, kidnapping, and internet scams, and provide an effective health care delivery system, adequate revenue and tax collections and utility bills distribution.
He further explained that the digital postcode would boost Nigeria’s economy and help reduce insecurity adding that implementing Digital postcodes would enhance the seamless issuance of driver’s licenses, National Identity Management number, international passport, banking services and other address verification services.
“With the determination and dedication of NIPOST and the technical partners in fast-tracking and actualizing, the program will make a mark in Nigerian history.
“With our process of enhancing the postcode leveraging on technology, we draw up entities to ensure every part of the country is effectively captured, using a systematic framework of alpha-numeric characters from State, Local Government Areas, Postcode Districts, Postcode Areas and Postcode Units,“ he stated.
The event was in collaboration with the National Population Commission, NPC, National Space Research & Development Agency, Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation and other partners.