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NIPOST to create 250,000 jobs through ICT



The Nigeria Postal Services is to create additional 250 , 000 jobs by 2020 , an official said on Monday in Lagos .The NIPOST Director of Information and Communication Technology , Mr Thomas Gaga , made the disclosure at the official launch of the Nigeria ICT Roadmap 2017 – 2020 .
The occasion featured a sensitisation workshop on the roadmap .

The workshop had the theme : “ The Role of the Private Sector in the Implementation of Nigeria ICT Roadmap ” .

Gaga said that the jobs would be created through the implementation of the roadmap .

According to him , the implementation of the roadmap would enable NIPOST to create e- stamps , engage in e – commerce and generate more revenue .

Gaga also said the implementation would strengthen NIPOST ’ s presence nationwide .

He said that NIPOST had properties nationwide and desired to collaborate with the private sector to turn the property around .

“ We are also looking at financial inclusion ; we want to collaborate with the financial sector to provide services for the underserved and rural areas .

“ NIPOST will also like to partner with banks on address verification system , so that we can have the authentic address of citizens , ” he said .

( NAN )