NIPOST adopts what3words system

NIPOST adopts what3words system

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the what3words global addressing system. Nigeria is the world’s seventh most populous country – and the seventh nation to use the what3words system.

The countries already using what3words for mail deliveries include: Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands.

According to what3words: “Nigeria’s [current] poor addressing system means that only 20% of its inhabitants receive mail at home. 79% of homes and businesses cannot receive deliveries to the door, and the remaining 1% receive their mail using one of the 478,000 P.O. boxes throughout the country. A postcode system does exist, but only 5% of mail gets properly addressed with the postcode, hampering the efforts of NIPOST to improve its  quality of service.”

NIPOST wants to be able to deliver to 70% of Nigerian homes within the next 2 years, and 90% by 2020.

 

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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