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Despite protests by aggrieved workers, new NIPOST CEO assumes duty

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), Tola Odeyemi, has assumed duty at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.

It could be recalled that aggrieved workers of the service shut down the head office in Abuja, on Monday, saying they were against her appointment.

President Bola Tinubu had last week sacked Adeyemi Adepoju as CEO/Post Master General of the agency and appointed Odeyemi.

The announcement was made by Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson.

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Addressing the protesters at the NIPOST headquarters in Abuja, the President of the National Union of Postal and Telecommunication Employees, Mr Buba Nehemiah, said the new appointment was against the interest of the workers.

Nehemiah said Adepoju introduced major reforms just under a year and should be encouraged to continue with his “good work”.

“Sunday Adepoju should be allowed to continue the good work he has started. We are not against Mr President neither are we against the minister but our desire is that the good work of Adepoju should be allowed to continue. Removing him at this point would terminate these processes and take NIPOST back to square one which we are against. We have over 13,000 employees here, once it is crumbled, it will add to the issues of insecurity in the country.”

“Allow us to work with the person that has understood this organization. Allow us to join hands with him to take this organization to the level that it would generate revenue for the nation. This is our cry and demand. The only condition that can make us go back to our offices and work is for the appointment that was made last week to be canceled,” he had said.

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However, Ms. Tola Odeyemi walked into the office around 1 p.m. and went into a meeting with top Directors.

She refused the chair that was offered to her and opted to sit elsewhere. Odeyemi is the first female to be appointed NIPOST Post Master General.

Odeyemi said ‘’The essence of every administration lies in the ability to ensure continuity while staying focus to its core values and mandate, why striving to maximize its potential, and adopting to change and involving commitment’’.

 ‘’ NIPOST has a legacy that was forged by hard work, a vision of those before me, and posterity will be indeed kind to them’’.

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 ‘’ As I assume this role, I came to build on the commendable work of my predecessors, my aspirations are not only to solidify NIPOST’s status as one of the leading Postal Operators in the world but to critically commence to build trade and make NIPOST the- commerce and logistics hub in the world by providing postal services that meet the needs of Nigerians, irrespective of the location’’.

The Postmaster General expressed her profound gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), for entrusting her with the duty of Postmaster General of the Federation, a national assignment that she holds dear to her heart’’.


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