Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Postal Services Barr Maimuna Yahaya has cried out over what she called theft of stamp business by the Federal Inland Revenue Services.
Maimuna, on Monday said stamp production and sales has been NIPOST responsibly lamenting that FIRS had in recent times made incursions into the business with a determination to drive NIPOST out.
In a series of tweet on Monday, "I am worried for NIPOST, having sleepless night because of NIPOST, we need the general public to come to our aid, FIRS stole our mandate.
"FIRS are now selling stamps instead of buying from us. What is happening, are we expected to keep quite and let FIRS kill and bury NIPOST?
We need to get our mandate back,"
Accusing FIRS of criminal invasion of a business it is not set up to carry out, Mrs. Abubakar said "NIPOST are the sole custodians of national stamps, another agency printing and selling stamps is against the law of the land.
"FIRS did not only steal our stamps but also our ideas, what NIPOST had worked for since 2016, our documents, patent and sneaked everything into finance bill and tactically removed the name of NIPOST "
Insisting that stamp production and sale belong to NIPOST, Abubakar said nowhere in both the FIRS Act or NIPOST Act that it is stated that stamp business is a duty of FIRS.
She concluded her tweet saying "I like to make this clear, NIPOST is the only agency charged with the responsibility of producing adhesive stamps and revenue for the for the purchase of such stamp accrues to NIPOST
"There is no where in FIRS act or stamp duty act where it's so stated that FIRS can produce stamp or sale stamp"
NIPOST had few weeks ago, published an advertorial where it rejected FIRS attempt to take over stamp sales and production. It was signed by the management led by the Post Master General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi.