Ibrahim Baba on Tuesday retired as the Post Master General of the Federation from the Nigeria Postal Service.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Baba said that non-usage of postage stamps by financial institutions made the country lose N1 trillion every year. He added that NIPOST, under his leadership, was able to intercept 258,207 scam mails worth N125.2 billion between 2006 and 2014.
“NIPOST was able to intercept the fraudulent documents through collaboration with security agencies like the Nigeria Police and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,” he said.
The Service, according to Baba, also collaborated with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Department of State Service, the Nigerian Customs Service and the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom.
He dismissed fears that ICT was a threat to NIPOST. Rather, he said technology is impacting positively on postal operations and services.
“Our desire to make the post office a one-stop shop motivated us to adopt new technologies to enhance postal operations in terms of speed and efficiency in service delivery.
“It is also a means of capturing new business opportunities provided by e-commerce and other electronic and financial services,” he added.
Baba said that 70 percent of post offices across the country had been equipped with ICT facilities, including track and trace features, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.