…Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has vowed to terminate the unregistered businesses involved in courier and logistics operations but Ayo Bankole in the letter to the Reps disagrees
A letter has been written to the House of Representatives to intervene and review the guideline of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) on Courier and Logistic Operations 2020.
The petition was written by the convener of the Lagos Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Boot Camp, Ayo Bankole as made available on his verified Twitter handle.
Bankole sent the letter through a Member of the House representing Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal Constituency of Oyo State.
In the letter, Bankole stated the purpose of the letter was to appeal to the federal lawmakers in addressing the NIPOST guideline aimed at disrupting many businesses under its revised licensing fees dubbed under Courier and Logistics Operations 2020.
In the guideline, NIPOST vowed to shield courier and logistics businesses by eliminating those unregistered ones. The nation’s postal agency also said that the ease of doing business does not operate anywhere in the world where businesses are not duly registered.
However, the strategy expert claimed in the letter that sudden and unrealistic policies like that endanger the economic viability of the country as infant businesses and growing economic ideas are terminated.
According to Bankole, “This new guideline, if revisited, has the potential of further worsening the unemployment situation and crippling the income generated by a sizeable number of investors in the logistics space who are MSMEs.”
He further explained that wholesale and retail trades in the country dependent on courier services for their smooth operations, and any altering of this by the NIPOST through its guideline would not only spell doom for the business owners but for the country as a whole as significant investments from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) would be destroyed.