Johnson underscores importance of postal services to development

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ABUJA – The Minister Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, has said that repositioning the postal sector will facilitate development in ECOWAS sub-.

Johnson stated this at the opening West African postal conference Friday in Abuja.

According to her, in West stand a better chance achieving more inclusive development if the sector is repositioned for better performance.

The minister said that the aim of the conference is to find ways of improving postal services in member countries.

Johnson explained that the postal sector remained relevant and should be developed in such a way that it would offer services that meet international best practices.

She noted the relevance of postal services in moving messages, documents, parcels, products, and finances across the sub-.

“It is the universally accessible channel through which economic, social, financial and digital opportunities can be extended to the broadest range of the population, especially in the rural areas.’’

The ministers responsible for postal services, telecommunication and ICT services in Mali, Ghana, Benin , Sierra Leone, and Nigeria are attending the conference. (NAN)