NIPOST Staff Rejects CEO Appointed By Tinubu, Shuts Down Head Office

Workers of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have taken action by shutting down the head office in Abuja, in protest against the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as the Chief Executive Officer/Postmaster-General. The appointment came following a directive from President Bola Tinubu, as communicated by Ajuri Ngelale, a Presidential spokesman, who announced changes in the leadership of communication agencies, including NIPOST.

However, confusion ensued when reports surfaced shortly after Odeyemi’s appointment, suggesting that the sacked Postmaster-General, Adeyemi Adepoju, had been reinstated. In a viral video, Adepoju was seen addressing workers who claimed he had been reappointed by Tinubu.

Adding to the complexity, NIPOST released a statement on Friday, with Adepoju alleging that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had indeed reinstated him as the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of NIPOST. The situation has led to protests and the temporary closure of the NIPOST head office by its employees.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has returned Rt. Honourable Adeyemi Sunday Adepoju as the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), citing Adepoju’s sterling leadership and excellent performance during his stay in office as the reason for his reinstatement”, a statement from NIPOST reads.

But on Monday, the protesting workers denied entry to the newly appointed NIPOST CEO, saying her appointment was against their wish.