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Breaking;- NIPOST Creating 250,000 Jobs For YoungNigerians


While speaking at the official launch of the Nigeria ICT Roadmap 2017-2020, the
NIPOST Director of Information and
Communication Technology says the agency is set to create 250,000 jobs.

The Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) is to create additional 250,000 jobs by 2020, an official said on Monday in Lagos.
The NIPOST Director of Information and
Communication Technology (ICT), ThomasnGaga, 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”.
Mr Gaga said the jobs would be created
through the implementing of the roadmap.
According to him, implementation of the
roadmap would enable NIPOST to create e- stamps, engage in e- commerce and
generate more revenue.
Mr Gaga also said that the implementation would strengthen NIPOST’s presence nationwide.
He said NIPOST had property nationwide
and desired to collaborate with the private
to turn the property around.
The official said NIPOST also planned to
partner with the private sector in e-
commerce activities to boost performance.
“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.
Augustine Odo, Deputy Director, Corporate Planning, Strategy and Risk Management, Nigeria Communications Commission, said that the roadmap would enable both public and private sectors to prosper.
He said the ICT roadmap would play vital
roles in the collaboration of both private
and public sectors which would boost the
Nigerian economy.
Mr Odo said the roadmap would serve as a communication tool and a high level
document that would help to articulate
strategic thinking to achieve goals.
“ICT plays significant roles in all sectors; for instance even in the agriculture sector,
technology is needed to boost production.
“The role of ICT in the educational sector
also cannot be overruled; we are in a digital world where students make use of
computers and internet to further educate
themselves,” he said.
Mr Odo said collaboration with the private
sector would unveil investment opportunities with the licensing of infrastructure companies.
He added that such a partnership would
enhance diversification in job and wealth
creation, and boost national security.
(NAN)

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