In its continuing search for partnership that could lead to improved service delivery in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), have set up a committee that could explore means of exploring improved services between the two organizations. This is one of the outcomes of the meeting between the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi and the Post Master General of Nigeria, Dr Bisi Adegbuyi when he paid a courtesy visit on the Corps Marshal at the FRSC National Headquarters Abuja.
According to Dr Adegbuyi, it has been part of his vision since his appointment in 2016, to deliver an adequate and proper national postal addressing system for the country. To this end, he identified FRSC as a strategic partner to the realization of that vision, saying the two organizations share in the value of reform, modernity and technology in their operations. He assured that after working diligently on the project for the past two years, he was confident that he would deliver on the project of a new dilgitalised national postal addressing system by June this year.
The project, he said is expected to meet the global best practice especially with the adoption of technology in its operations. Dr Bisi Adegbuyi highlighted some challenges facing the efficiency of the service, but expressed optimism that with the growing need for proper addressing and identity management in Nigeria which form part of the nation’s vision, its collaboration with the FRSC will add value to its operations.
In his remarks, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi thanked the Post Master General of Nigeria for the visit, saying the partnership between NIPOST and the FRSC has always been in existence. He however noted that the need for improved partnership is more imperative now view of the ongoing demand for shared information especially in the area of use of technology for improved service delivery to the people.
The Corps Marshal stressed the importance of proper national postal addressing system for the country and assured the Post Master General of the readiness of the Management of the Corps to render necessary support and collaboration. He particularly mentioned effective delivery of driver’s licences, collation of offenders’ records and efficiency in the operations of penalty points by the FRSC as some of the areas of interest of the NIPOST reforms to the Corps.
As part of the partnership initiatives, the Nigerian Postal Service is expected to produce Commemorative Stamps to mark FRSC at 30.
The two leaders further promised to sustain the partnership initiatives by exploring all necessary avenues that could lead to the realization of the nation’s vision of an efficient, reliable and stable national postal address system.
The Post Master General of Nigeria was a companied on the visit by some members of his Management, who were taken round the FRSC Information Technology Centre before settling down for the meeting.