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7 Functions of Nigeria Post Office

Functions of Nigeria Post Office

In this post, we look at the functions of Nigeria Post Office. The post offices are business delivery stations of the Nigerian Postal Sevices (NIPOST).

It was established in 1852 at the time when Britain colonized Nigeria, and in 1985, the NIPOST became a government agency.

Functions Of Nigeria Postal Service:

There are some functions assigned for the Nigeria postal service, according to the Acts that established it. Be that as it may, in this article, we are going to look at quite a number of functions carried out by the Nigeria postal service.

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7 Functions of Nigeria Post Office
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1. Oversees Dispatch And Distribution Of Overseas Mail

One of the major functions of the Nigeria postal service has been to oversee overseas mails. That is, the dispatch, including the distribution of these overseas mails.

This has remained one of the cardinal functions of the Nigeria postal service. Apart from overseeing the distribution of these mails, the Nigeria portal service must make such that, these parcels get to the designated destinations.

2. Prints Postage Stamps Of Postage Tariff

Another function of the Nigeria postal service is that it remained the function of the Nigeria postal service to ensure that, postage stamps of postage tariffs are printed.

Printing of the postage stamps is very important, in that, every mail needed a stamp on it in order to fly. Apart from the above, the Nigeria postal service undertakes other services, such as philatelic services within the country, including stamp duty payment.

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3. Helps In Products Delivery For Other Companies

Given the fact that there is a growing improvement in information technology in the country, and coupled with the introduction of online stores, that is, for example, the Konga and Jumia to mention but these two, which of course, are some of the leading e-commerce companies in Nigeria.

The Nigeria portal service has taken a position to help in the distribution and delivery of products for online stores through the Nigeria portal service.

4. Helps In Boosting Productivities Of Mail Delivery Companies

The Nigeria portal service has been involved in assisting the mail delivery companies to stay aloof, by way of boosting their services, which they rendered to the members of the public.

Some of these companies include FedEx, and UPS, and Amazon, etc. In the business of today, these companies are relevant because of the Nigeria portal service decision to accommodate them.

Hence, in spite of the advancement of technology, Amazon, for example, is about putting new policies in place that will help it deliver its products through its channel of distribution.

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5. Partners With Online Stores For Better Service Delivery

The Nigeria portal service duty is just simply, it is about dispatching and distribution of mails to their designation destinations.

There are some online stores, like Konga among others, which are in the business of distributing and dispatching of mails.

What the Nigeria portal service does is partnering with these companies with a view to realigning the paths that would lead to greater accomplishments, and as a result, some logistics and delivery issues, which these operators of the e-commerce have been experiencing have been addressed.

Through the partnership, the Nigeria portal service has contributed its quota for the purpose of supporting retail business’ growth in the country.

6. Trains Staff For Quality Service Delivery

Since the Nigeria portal service has contributed its share for the overall growth of retail business in Nigeria through partnership, this partnership has, however, prompted the establishment of postal offices across the country hence, allowed access to the Nigeria portal service offices across the federation.

Going by this, every one staff of the Nigeria portal service is encouraged to undergo training in order to ensure that they deliver quality service to their associates like Konga and page, as well as members of the general public.

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7. Plays Leading Role In Enhancing Financial Inclusion

The Nigeria portal service is playing a leading role in ensuring that, there is an enhancement of financial inclusion with a view to better Nigeria and its citizenry.

That is why, within a reasonable distance, you are likely to see post offices across the federation, so every town in Nigeria has a post office.

And apart from partnering with e-commerce companies, the Nigeria portal service is committed to partner some financial institutions for the purpose of rendering important financial services to the members of the public.

Some of these critical financial services rendered by the Nigeria portal service include bank account deposits and bills payments and loans and money transfers and withdrawals. All these services are available at the Nigeria portal service across the country.


With all the commitment put in place by the Nigeria portal service to ensure that it delivers its mandate of dispatching and distributing mails, to their designated destinations, and as well support other e-commerce companies to distribute their mails via the Nigeria portal service, now there is this question, how relevant is the Nigeria portal service in rendering its critical services, now that, there is expansion in technology advancement.

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Some of these questions would be answered this month, January 27, 2018, as some stakeholders would be hosting Tech point Build in Lagos.

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