By Levinus Nwabughiogu, ABUJA

A Bill seeking to repeal the Nigeria Postal Service and establish the Nigeria Postal Commission has been approved by the House of Representatives.

The report of bill presented by the House Committee on Telecommunications was considered clause by clause and adopted at the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday.

Titled, “a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Postal Service Act, Cap. N127, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Establish the Nigeria Postal Commission to make Comprehensive Provisions for the Development and Regulation of Postal Services; and for Related Matters (HB.1337)” it is sponsored by Hon Akeem Adeyemi.

It will be recalled that the House last week started the clausal consideration but had to stop at clause 65 where the administrative Secretariat of the committee was directed.

The Bill has 23 parts in all and hoped to confer all regulatory functions of the Commission and Operators functions on Public Postal Service and other license private operators in line with international best practices when eventually assented to by the President.

Speaking on the bill, Adeyemi said there was need to upgrade NIPOST in line with international best practices.

“It was on this note that ‘A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Postal Service Act CAP N127 LFN, 2004 and establish the Nigeria Postal Commission to make comprehensive provisions for the development and regulation of postal service; and for other related matters”, he said.

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