The recently announced registration fees for courier service operators in the country by the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), has been met with outrage by Nigerians who took to Twitter to express their frustrations at what they described as an attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari led the federal government to destroy small businesses.
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NIPOST had listed registration fees for different categories of courier licenses. According to the announcement, companies operating internationally are to pay N20,000,000 and 40% renewal fees of N8,000,000. National operators to pay N10,000,000 and N4,000,000 yearly for renewal. Regional operators to pay N5,000,000 for licensing fees and N2,000,000 annually.
Other categories include state operators who are required to pay N2,000,000 and N800,000 renewal fees. Municipal operators N1,000,000 and N400,000 renewal fees. The Special SME category to pay N250,000 for license fees and N100,000 for renewal.