NIPOST’s Workers Protest In Abuja

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The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) headquarters in Abuja was shut down on Monday by aggrieved workers who were protesting the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as the new Chief Executive Officer/Postmaster-General of the Federation. The newly appointed CEO was prevented from accessing the agency’s premises by the protesters who expressed their displeasure, displaying placards against her appointment.


The protest resulted in a halt of activities at the NIPOST headquarters as the workers locked the main gate and vowed not to allow Odeyemi to enter the building. The workers claimed that her appointment was against their wish.


Last week, a presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, announced that President Bola Tinubu had changed the leadership of the agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, including NIPOST. However, after the news of Odeyemi’s appointment broke, there were reports that Adeyemi Adepoju, the sacked postmaster general, had been reinstated.


In a viral video, Adepoju is seen addressing some workers who claimed Tinubu had re-appointed him. A statement released on Friday claimed that President Tinubu had indeed re-appointed Adepoju as the Postmaster-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of NIPOST. The statement cited Adepoju’s sterling leadership and excellent performance during his previous tenure as the reason for his reinstatement.

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