The institute was established in 1985 after the separation of NIPOST from its main body, the Post & Telecom (P&T).
Generally, training is a service function that provides Management with professional support as an organization strives to achieve the objectives setting it up.
Specifically, training aims at increased effectiveness in organizations through attitudinal change, acquisition of skills and knowledge as well as self-development.
a. To enhance effective use of human, material and financial resources.
b. To provide personnel with equal opportunity for career development
c. To keep pace with the dynamics of the Postal industry.
To achieve these objectives, the Institute performs the following functions:
i. Works closely with Management to produce corporate business plans and strategies for the organization
ii. Formulates manpower development and training policies.
iii. Produces training budgets for the organization.
iv. Designs comprehensive training programmes.
v. Carry out job-related analysis and identify training needs.
vi. Identify and recommend staff for further career development counsel them in that regard
vii. Liaise with relevant educational establishments, training organizations and professional associations on behalf of NIPOST
viii. Solicit for technical assistance, grants and fellowship from national and international agencies and bodies.
ix. Control and monitoring of all training resources
x. Offer consultancy services to outside organizations on Postal issues.