Ministry wants independent regulator for NIPOST

The Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy has called for the establishment of an independent regulator for effective operations of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy made the call at a one-day public hearing in Abuja on Monday.

The public hearing was organised by the Senate Committee on Communications was on two bills- the Nigerian Postal Service amendment bill and Nationwide Toll-free emergency number establishment Bill, 2021.

Pantami said that a situation where the regulator was also involved in the provision of postal service would not make for effective operations of NIPOST.

“A regulator is not supposed to be the operator, because if a regulator is a player in the same market it may be a compromise based on personal interest.