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Senate wants NIPOST under Min. of Communication

The Senate wants the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to be under the Ministry of Communication to enjoy budgetary allocation from the Ministry.

The resolution is the sequel to observations made by members of the committee at the 2022 budget session of the Ministry in Abuja, the members of the committee observed that the NIPOST had zero allocation, a situation they said was unacceptable.

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Patani explained that the Postal Service has funded itself over the years without allocation from the government until recently which has not yielded any positive result.

Mr Isa Patani presented a budget of N137.2 billion for the capital budget for the Ministry for the year 2022. 

Reporting by Amaka Ene; editing by Muzha Kucha