The Federal Government has ordered the stoppage of cash payments at the offices of the Nigeria Postal Services across the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, who gave the order on Thursday, said it had been discovered that cash payment was aiding corrupt practices.
Pantami’s directive is contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman.
The statement read, “It has come to the attention of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, that some unscrupulous elements have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services to engage in corrupt practices.
“In line with the anti-corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the minister hereby directs the Postmaster General to, with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide.
“This directive is a temporary measure to tackle corruption as we are currently working on fully automating the systems as a permanent solution to the challenge.”