The Nigerian Postal Service has clamped down on illegal logistics operators in the Federal Capital Territory to sanitise the sector.
In a clampdown exercise, on Thursday, the Enforcement Team of the Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department, NIPOST, confiscated 20 motorbikes belonging to illegal operators.
In a statement, Shonde ‘Dotun, the General Manager of CLRD, said the exercise was necessary to reduce the number of unlicensed courier operators and curb insecurity.
He said a similar clampdown had been carried out across states, including Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Katsina, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers and Kwara states.
He explained that acquiring an operational licence had been made flexible and available across NIPOST offices nationwide.
“The operation has come to stay because Nigeria’s postal, Express, Courier and Logistics Industry has been proliferated and infiltrated with many unlicensed courier operators with reckless abandonment of ethical standards of professional conduct.
“There are issues of prohibited items like small arms and ammunition, guns, gold, monies, obscene items, etc.
“It is a menace to the postal industry and portrays a negative image to the Nigerian society at large”, he said.