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Katsina LGAs owe post firm millions

13 January 2014, 21:26

Abuja - The Nigeria Postal Service has threatened to withhold sensitive mail for 34 Local Government Councils in Katsina State after they reportedly failed to pay services it  rendered them for the past three years.

The Postal Manager in Katsina,Alex Bature, in a chat with media on Monday, said despite several letters sent to councils, they refuse to settle debts amounting to N3 million.

Bature said currently, hundreds of sensitive mails for the councils in the state were now lying waste at the state headquarters of the postal services.

"For the past three years we are battling with 34 councils in Katsina to settle debt amounting to N3 million," he said.

"We visited local government councils but it is difficult to see a council chairman to forward our problem," Bature added.

Bature explained that although Nigeria Postal Service was not a profit making organisation, "individuals and organisations should pay services rendered to them to solve our financial problem."

Meanwhile, Bature said to improve on revenue generation, the postal firm had entered into agreement with Katsina State Ministry of Education for prompt payment of fees of mails to schools.

He said some "substantial" amount of money was recently released to postal services by the Ministry.

He said to enlighten students on the activities of postal services, the Ministry had made it mandatory for students to embark on an excursion tour to the postal service. 

- CAJ News

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