Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has said it has not unveiled any new tariff regime, insisting that courier operating license is still N1million for both local and international operators.
But a courier operator, who pleaded anonymity, said the Association of National Courier Operators of Nigeria (ANCON) learnt that a courier operator is now required to pay as much as N10 million for a license.
The new regime which will take effect from January 2013, according to a source in ANCON, would require new operators to pay N3 million for a nationwide license (up from N1 million) while international operations will attract N10 million (from previous N1 million).
NIPOST is also said to have increased its renewal license fees from N250,000 for nationwide operations to N750,000 while international operations is put at N3 million from N250,000, Daily Trust learnt.
New operators would however have to scale the registration hurdles of the Courier Regulatory Department (CRD), an arm of Nipost charged with issuing and renewal of operating licence.
Some of the requirements for issuing licence are payment of N11, 000 for regulatory guideline and application & requirement forms; submission of completed application forms with an application letter on company letter headed paper and submission of relevant documents/information as contained in the requirement form.