The Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department (CLRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation (MOT), has begun a 20-week industrial and professional training for courier and logistics’ dispatch/delivery riders in the state.
The training seeks to instil professionalism among dispatch riders and delivery drivers, as well as to educate them on the rules and regulations governing courier business in the country.
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The Postmaster General/CEO of NIPOST, Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, who declared open the training programme at the complex of the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI), described the collaboration as well thought of.
He noted that NIPOST and the Lagos State government had been in discussion on how best to train dispatch and delivery drivers in the state.
Adewusi, who was represented by the Director, Nigerian Postal Institute, Dr Julius Anjorin, emphasised that dispatch and delivery drivers need to ensure that they are all up to date.
He assured of a tremendous change in the courier and logistics regulatory environment, especially in Lagos being the centre of excellence, at the end of the training.
In his remark, CLRD General Manager, Mr Gideon Oludotun Shonde, noted that the training targeted 6,000 participants from Lagos State.
He emphasising that it seeks to create a synergy that will enhance the courier and logistics business in the state.