The Digital Economy sector has again recorded another milestone as the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami unveiled the Diamond anniversary commemorative postage stamps in Abuja.
Speaking at the the ceremony marking the unveiling of the stamps the minister noted that the significance of the stamps are deeply rooted in the country’s history as an independent nation.
”The stamps bring to life, our founding fathers and the roles they played birthing our independence from our colonial masters. This set of stamps illustrate the fact that we can achieve greater success, when we are united, regardless of our diverse ethno-cultural and religious differences. Furthermore, these stamps are to be used in authenticating and validating our official documents” Pantami said.
Dr Pantami further noted that in spite of the enormous challenges bedevilling the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), the federal government is committed to repositioning the organisation to attain its maximum potential in adding value to the economy.
To this end, Dr Pantami has championed and established the recognition of NIPOST as the legal producer of stamp duties through the Finance Act of 2020, a move which strategically empowers the institution to generate revenue.
The minister expressed gratitude to the National Assembly particularly, the relevant committees for their unflinching support in the journey so far and reiterated his commitment in taking NIPOST to unprecedented heights.
It could be recalled that NIPOST is one of the institutions under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.