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NIPOST Fee: Nigerians Protest Against New Charges On Courier Services

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The decision of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to introduce costs of licence for logistics and courier services has sparked outrage from a large section of Nigerians across social media platforms.

The new charges introduced by NIPOST are expected to cause an increase in the cost of courier services and goods.

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According to the new charges by NIPOST, companies which provide international courier services like DHL, UPS and FEDEX, are expected to pay N20m for a new licence and N8m annually while those offering national services are expected to pay N10m for licence and N4m yearly for renewal.

Logistics companies operating within regions are expected to pay N5m for licence and N2m annually.

For firms operating within states, the cost of procuring a licence is N2m while renewal costs N800,000.

Courier firms that operate within municipalities are to pay N1m for licence and N400,000 annually.

For Small and Medium Enterprises, the licence is N250,000 while the annual renewal of the licence is N100,000. Such small courier firms have less than five delivery vehicles.

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Due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many firms are now operating their businesses exclusively online, depending on courier and logistics companies to deliver goods to their customers.

The practice is most common in Lagos, Oyo states and Abuja.

However, many business owners, online shoppers and other aggrieved Nigerians have called out NIPOST for the ‘outrageous’ charges.

They have taken to social media to lament the new development and an online petition demanding a reversal on NIPOST’s decision has been set up.

See some reactions from Twitter below;

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