Mr. Enoch Ade Ogun, acting postmaster general, made this known in his 2016 Pan African post day celebration message, adding that the intercepted financial instruments were in different currencies.
According to various media reports, the Nigerian Postal Service has intercepted instruments worth over N83.9 billion in foreign currencies meant for the illegal transfers from January to December, 2015.
Mr. Enoch Ade Ogun, acting postmaster general, made this known in his 2016 Pan African Post Day celebration message, adding that the intercepted financial instruments were in different currencies.
Ade Ogun revealed that other items intercepted during the year included 848 pieces of fake heques, 293 pieces of money orders, 147 pieces of postal orders and 30 pieces of international passport, as well as 167.3 kg of narcotics.
“All the negotiable financial instruments have been deposited with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further scrutiny and action, the narcotics containing heroine, cocaine and cannabis have been deposited with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further laboratory test and for possible arrest and prosecution. The international passports have been deposited with the Nigerian Immigration Service while officers of the Nigerian Customs Service confiscated some parcels with prohibited items,” Ade Ogun said, according to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.
Ogun then went to appeal to stakeholders in the postal industry to support NIPOST, stressing that the management aims to reposition the organization to contribute in a greater capacity to the Nigerian economy.
The postmaster general also confirmed that that NIPOST will dedicate 90 percent of its 2016 budget to improving the quality of all aspects of its services and operations.