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NIPOST Workers Clarify Rejection of Odeyemi’s CEO Appointment



NIPOST Workers Clarify Rejection of Odeyemi's CEO Appointment

Following the recent appointment of Tola Adeyemi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Post Master General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), workers have come forward to outline their reasons for rejecting the decision.

President Bola Tinubu’s dismissal of Adeyemi Adepoju last week Thursday and the subsequent appointment of Odeyemi were part of a broader leadership reorganization within agencies under the Ministry of Communications, Innovations, and Digital Economy, as highlighted in a statement by presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale.

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During a protest at the NIPOST headquarters in Abuja on Monday, Buba Nehemiah, President of the National Union of Postal and Telecommunication Employees, emphasized that the workers’ opposition to the new appointment stems from the significant progress made under the former NIPOST boss. He cited successfully clearing the service’s debts as a crucial factor enabling the organization’s operational smoothness.

“We have seen a situation crumble this organization for the past three years, and today, we are saying no. Today, we are requesting that the Postmaster general be allowed to continue the good work he has started,” Nehemiah asserted.

Emphasizing their support for the former CEO’s tenure, Nehemiah clarified that their protest wasn’t aimed at President Tinubu or the Minister. Instead, their primary objective is to ensure that the positive trajectory initiated by Adepoju continues without disruption.

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With the agency boasting a workforce of over 13,000 employees, he warned that any move that might destabilize NIPOST would inevitably contribute to the prevailing insecurity in the country.

Buba reiterated that the only resolution that could prompt workers to resume their duties is the reversal of the previous week’s appointment, reaffirming the employees’ steadfast commitment to safeguarding the organization’s progress and stability.

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