By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”THE Nigeria Postal ServiceÂ (NIPOST) has said that it has no intention to close down some of its unviable post offices in Anambra state, but appealed to the people to patronise them to justify their existence.
Area Postal Manager for the Anambra territory, Mr. Austin Ebodili said in a statement in Awka, that there are numerous benefits of patronising the post offices,Â which he observed, are cheaper than other means of sending messages.
Ebodili said that the inability of some of the post offices to generate revenue was affecting the operations of NIPOST, adding thatÂ the organisation was doing everything to ensure that post offices provided adequate services to the people.
â€œMost of these Post Offices were built by indigenes of some of the communities where they are located as part of effort to attract federal presence in their areas. But for unexplained reasons, the Post Offices have been abandoned as people no longer patronise them. We urge people to use these Post Offices because they are cheaper than other means of sending mails,â€ he said.
Ebodili said NIPOST has started introducing ATM in collaboration with banks, and cyber cafe services in some of the Post Offices, adding however, that the economic viability of such Post Offices would be considered before introducing the new schemes, otherwise it would amount to waste of resources.