The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department (CLRD) has announced that it will crackdown on unlawful courier and logistics enterprises across the country and professionalize the industry.
This was disclosed by the General Manager of CLRD, Mr. Gideon Shonde, at a seminar held to present licenses to newly registered operators in the industry in Lagos.
What they are saying
Shonde said, “There is regulation with provision for enforcement in place to tackle the menace of illegal and unlicensed operators.
“There is a postal bill which was presented before the Lagos State House of Assembly two months ago to bring reform to the industry all in a bid to have conducive environment so that investors can have quick returns on their investments to tackle security as well as safety issues that are being raised in the sector.’’
The General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of ADG Logistics and Courier Services, Mr. Olubodun Ogunyankin stated that courier operators without licenses are illegal.
Olubodun said, ‘’Without the license whatever courier operations anyone is involved in is illegal and as such, the license confers legitimacy on the business. It also confers credibility on ADG’s license which is the National License allowing us to carry out courier and logistics services across Nigeria.”
He asked regulatory bodies to crack down harder on unregistered operators, whom he referred to as industry quacks.
“This will rebuild customers’ confidence in the licensed companies and reduce a number of the headaches including unwholesome undercutting of rates,” he added.