The House of Representatives has passed for third reading a Bill for an Act to repeal the Nigeria Postal Service and establish the Nigeria Postal Commission.
This followed the adoption of the recommendations in the report of its Committee on Telecommunications on the Bill after the clause by clause consideration by the lawmakers.
The Bill titled, a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Postal Service Act, 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 is sponsored by Akeem Adeyemi from Oyo State.
Speaking on the Bill Adeyemi said the amendment became necessary given the current revolution in the communication sector across the globe.
He added that the upgrade of NIPOST was in line with international best practices aimed at promoting effective service delivery, more revenue generation and job creation.
Adeyemi who is the Chairman House Committee on Telecommunications
said the Bill, which has twenty three parts, when signed into law will confer all regulatory powers of the postal service on the Commission in line with best global practices.