Connect with us

UPU

  •  The Director General Universal Postal Union UPU Masahiko Metoki has urged stakeholders in the postal sector to take concrete steps to reduce climate change and other environmental challenges facing the world Mekoki stated this on Sunday via a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in commemoration of the 2022 World Postal Day celebrated annually on Oct 9 He urged the governments of UPU member countries to work with both public and private partners to secure climate investments for the postal sector Mekoki also called on postal formations to revive the spirit of innovation that helped them support their communities throughout the COVID 19 pandemic The D G urged that postal outfits should leverage on past experiences to find innovative solutions that will reduce carbon footprints According to him fighting climate change is no small task and let this year s theme serve as a benchmark for finding appropriate and impactful responses to support communities Real action requires real investments but these investments will pay dividends towards our future We can no longer ignore the climate emergency Drastic changes in our environment are beginning to have dramatic impacts on our daily lives and livelihoods Mekoki said He also urged users of postal services to support the sector and work to build a better as well as a brighter future NAN reports that the theme for this year s celebration is Post for Planet To mark the day NIPOST simultaneously organised a customers forum in postal offices across the country to appreciate its loyal customers for their consistent patronage over the years NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Post Day: Union tasks stakeholders on tackling climate change
     The Director General Universal Postal Union UPU Masahiko Metoki has urged stakeholders in the postal sector to take concrete steps to reduce climate change and other environmental challenges facing the world Mekoki stated this on Sunday via a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in commemoration of the 2022 World Postal Day celebrated annually on Oct 9 He urged the governments of UPU member countries to work with both public and private partners to secure climate investments for the postal sector Mekoki also called on postal formations to revive the spirit of innovation that helped them support their communities throughout the COVID 19 pandemic The D G urged that postal outfits should leverage on past experiences to find innovative solutions that will reduce carbon footprints According to him fighting climate change is no small task and let this year s theme serve as a benchmark for finding appropriate and impactful responses to support communities Real action requires real investments but these investments will pay dividends towards our future We can no longer ignore the climate emergency Drastic changes in our environment are beginning to have dramatic impacts on our daily lives and livelihoods Mekoki said He also urged users of postal services to support the sector and work to build a better as well as a brighter future NAN reports that the theme for this year s celebration is Post for Planet To mark the day NIPOST simultaneously organised a customers forum in postal offices across the country to appreciate its loyal customers for their consistent patronage over the years NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Post Day: Union tasks stakeholders on tackling climate change
    General news2 months ago

    World Post Day: Union tasks stakeholders on tackling climate change

    The Director-General, Universal Postal Union (UPU), Masahiko Metoki has urged stakeholders in the postal sector to take concrete steps to reduce climate change and other environmental challenges facing the world.

    Mekoki stated this on Sunday via a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in commemoration of the 2022 World Postal Day celebrated annually on Oct. 9. He urged the governments of UPU member countries to work with both public and private partners to secure climate investments for the postal sector.

    Mekoki also called on postal formations to revive the spirit of innovation that helped them support their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The D-G urged that postal outfits should leverage on past experiences to find innovative solutions that will reduce carbon footprints.

    According to him, “ fighting climate change is no small task and let this year’s theme serve as a benchmark for finding appropriate and impactful responses to support communities.

    “Real action requires real investments, but these investments will pay dividends towards our future.

    “ We can no longer ignore the climate emergency.

    “ Drastic changes in our environment are beginning to have dramatic impacts on our daily lives and livelihoods,” Mekoki said.

    He also urged  users of postal services to support the sector and work to build a better, as well as  a brighter future.

    NAN reports that the theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Post for Planet.

    ”‘ To mark the day, NIPOST simultaneously organised a customers’ forum in postal offices across the country to appreciate its loyal customers for their consistent patronage over the years.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  BY Wilson Macaulay A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Delta State Hon Francis Obule JP has appealed to the Delta State governor His Excellency Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa not to listen to sycophants that want to sway him from his determination to develop all parts of the state and his plan to handover to acceptable and resourceful PDP candidate to continue from 2023 Speaking to newsmen in Warri after a brief meeting with some political stakeholders Hon Obule said that Governor Okowa should ignore sycophants rather he should focus on his development strides in Delta State towards ushering in a new political dispensation come 2023 He urged Governor Okowa to work with former Governor James Onanefe Ibori to bring out the best candidate among the aspirants that showed interest amongst who are Olorogun David Edevbie Chief Sheriff Oborevwori Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi Chief James Augoye Chief Emmanuel Aguariavwodo Chief Ejaife Odebala and others on the race Hon Obule emphasized that it is important for Delta Central 2023 DC 23 to work harmoniously with the Urhobo Progress Union UPU to bring out the best among the aspirants who has the will power and political acumen to wrestle power from any other aspirant that will emerge from the two other senatorial districts because united we stand divided we fall He noted that some people are using Governor Okowa s name as platform to campaign that Okowa loves one particular aspirant which he would give his support to stressing that this was just a way to tarnish the reputation of Governor Okowa who loves all the aspirants as the same love he has for the State by spreading development across the three senatorial districts Comrade Obule specifically appealed to Governor Okowa to work closely with former Governor James Ibori who introduced the governorship rotation from one senatorial district to another for the minority to have a taste of power and sense of belonging in developing the state which kick started from Delta South with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan after Ibori s tenure and now Delta North with Governor Okowa who will handover to Delta Central in line with the laid down political arrangement though not documented He suggested that Governor Okowa should have a round table discussion with James Ibori on ways to bring out credible candidate come 2023 According to him The unwritten and verbal arrangement for zoning system was not based on ethnic nationality but on senatorial district therefore the various aspirants that showcased themselves to the people of Delta State should be screened for the best to emerge to fly the flag of our great party the PDP to secure the governorship position for Delta State come 2023 Hon Obule also appealed to all and sundry not to victimize Ibori for standing by the unwritten agreement of the zoning formula which has ushered different governors from other senatorial districts and this has shown the love Ibori have for Delta State Comrade Obule who is also the Delta State Coordinator of PDP Mobilizer urged the DC 23 to engage in proper consultation and proper screening of all the aspirants and come out with acceptable candidate which will be presented to the PDP in Delta State Going down the memory lane Obule said During the election between Professor Eric Opia of NRC and late Ighovodja of the SDP when Urhobos of Delta Central discovered that Ighovodja cannot match Prof Opia they quickly advised him to step down for Olorogun Felix Ibru which Ighovodja accepted The DC 23 and UPU should work harmoniously and come out with the best for us to have victory at the polls and all the aspirants should accept the recommendation of DC 23 and the UPU he concluded
    Obule Appeals To Okowa Not To Listen To Sycophants BY Wilson Macaulay
     BY Wilson Macaulay A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Delta State Hon Francis Obule JP has appealed to the Delta State governor His Excellency Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa not to listen to sycophants that want to sway him from his determination to develop all parts of the state and his plan to handover to acceptable and resourceful PDP candidate to continue from 2023 Speaking to newsmen in Warri after a brief meeting with some political stakeholders Hon Obule said that Governor Okowa should ignore sycophants rather he should focus on his development strides in Delta State towards ushering in a new political dispensation come 2023 He urged Governor Okowa to work with former Governor James Onanefe Ibori to bring out the best candidate among the aspirants that showed interest amongst who are Olorogun David Edevbie Chief Sheriff Oborevwori Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi Chief James Augoye Chief Emmanuel Aguariavwodo Chief Ejaife Odebala and others on the race Hon Obule emphasized that it is important for Delta Central 2023 DC 23 to work harmoniously with the Urhobo Progress Union UPU to bring out the best among the aspirants who has the will power and political acumen to wrestle power from any other aspirant that will emerge from the two other senatorial districts because united we stand divided we fall He noted that some people are using Governor Okowa s name as platform to campaign that Okowa loves one particular aspirant which he would give his support to stressing that this was just a way to tarnish the reputation of Governor Okowa who loves all the aspirants as the same love he has for the State by spreading development across the three senatorial districts Comrade Obule specifically appealed to Governor Okowa to work closely with former Governor James Ibori who introduced the governorship rotation from one senatorial district to another for the minority to have a taste of power and sense of belonging in developing the state which kick started from Delta South with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan after Ibori s tenure and now Delta North with Governor Okowa who will handover to Delta Central in line with the laid down political arrangement though not documented He suggested that Governor Okowa should have a round table discussion with James Ibori on ways to bring out credible candidate come 2023 According to him The unwritten and verbal arrangement for zoning system was not based on ethnic nationality but on senatorial district therefore the various aspirants that showcased themselves to the people of Delta State should be screened for the best to emerge to fly the flag of our great party the PDP to secure the governorship position for Delta State come 2023 Hon Obule also appealed to all and sundry not to victimize Ibori for standing by the unwritten agreement of the zoning formula which has ushered different governors from other senatorial districts and this has shown the love Ibori have for Delta State Comrade Obule who is also the Delta State Coordinator of PDP Mobilizer urged the DC 23 to engage in proper consultation and proper screening of all the aspirants and come out with acceptable candidate which will be presented to the PDP in Delta State Going down the memory lane Obule said During the election between Professor Eric Opia of NRC and late Ighovodja of the SDP when Urhobos of Delta Central discovered that Ighovodja cannot match Prof Opia they quickly advised him to step down for Olorogun Felix Ibru which Ighovodja accepted The DC 23 and UPU should work harmoniously and come out with the best for us to have victory at the polls and all the aspirants should accept the recommendation of DC 23 and the UPU he concluded
    Obule Appeals To Okowa Not To Listen To Sycophants BY Wilson Macaulay
    General news11 months ago

    Obule Appeals To Okowa Not To Listen To Sycophants BY Wilson Macaulay

    BY Wilson Macaulay
     A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Hon. Francis Obule (JP) has appealed to the Delta State governor, His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa not to listen to sycophants that want to sway him from his determination to develop all parts of the state and his plan to handover to acceptable and resourceful PDP candidate to continue from 2023.
     Speaking to newsmen in Warri after a brief meeting with some political stakeholders, Hon. Obule said that Governor Okowa should ignore sycophants rather he should focus on his development strides in Delta State towards ushering in a new political dispensation come 2023.
     He urged Governor Okowa to work with former Governor James Onanefe Ibori to bring out the best candidate among the aspirants, that showed interest amongst who are Olorogun David Edevbie, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, Chief James Augoye, Chief Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, Chief Ejaife Odebala and others on the race.
    Hon. Obule emphasized that it is important for  Delta Central 2023 (DC-23) to work harmoniously  with the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) to bring out the best among the aspirants who has the will-power and political acumen to wrestle power from any other aspirant that will emerge from the two other senatorial districts because united we stand divided, we fall.
     He noted that some people are using Governor Okowa’s name as platform to campaign that Okowa loves one particular aspirant which he would give his support to, stressing that this was just a way to tarnish the reputation of Governor Okowa who loves all the aspirants as the same love he has for the State by spreading development across the three senatorial districts.
    Comrade Obule specifically appealed to Governor Okowa to work closely with former Governor James Ibori who introduced the governorship rotation from one senatorial district to another for the minority to have a taste of power and sense of belonging in developing the state which kick started from Delta South with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan after Ibori’s tenure and now Delta North with Governor Okowa who will handover to Delta Central  in line with the laid down political arrangement though not documented.
     He suggested that Governor Okowa should have a round table discussion with James Ibori on ways to bring out credible candidate come 2023.
     According to him “The unwritten and verbal arrangement for zoning system was not based on ethnic nationality but on senatorial district, therefore, the various aspirants that showcased themselves to the people of Delta State should be screened for the best to emerge to fly the flag of our great party, the PDP to secure the governorship position for Delta State come 2023.
    Hon. Obule also appealed to all and sundry not to victimize Ibori for standing by the unwritten agreement of the zoning formula which has ushered different governors from other senatorial districts and this has shown the love Ibori have  for Delta State.
     Comrade Obule who is also the Delta State Coordinator of PDP Mobilizer urged the DC-23 to engage in proper consultation and proper screening of all the aspirants and come out with acceptable candidate which will be presented to the PDP in Delta State.
    Going down the memory lane, Obule said : “During the election between Professor Eric Opia of NRC and late Ighovodja of the SDP, when Urhobos of Delta Central  discovered that Ighovodja cannot match Prof. Opia they quickly advised him to step down for Olorogun Felix Ibru which Ighovodja accepted.
     The DC-23 and UPU should work harmoniously and come out with the best for us to have victory at the polls and all the aspirants should accept the recommendation of DC-23 and the UPU” he concluded.

  •  The Federal Government says it it working on plans to reform the Postal Sector to enable it meet customers demands through provision of high quality and affordable Universal Postal Service UPS Dr Adebayo Adewusi Postmaster General Nigerian Postal Service NIPOST said this in a statement by Mr Franklin Alao General Manager Communications of the organisation on Monday in Abuja Alao said that Adewusi made the comment while speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 2020 World Post Day He quoted him as saying that the day represented an opportunity for postal authorities in all countries to educate government officials and the public on contributions of postal services to the socio economic development of the world NIPOST management will continue to strive to ensure the success of government s reform effort especially the unbundling of organisation into strategic companies to create more job opportunities and generate more revenue for government to enable it carry out its functions effectively We will continue to explore various ways and means to make the Postal Industry in Nigeria a very important player and valuable partner in the development of the nation s economy through its activities As part of activities to mark this year s celebration a virtual colloquium on the topic The Post in a Digital Economy was held on Oct 8 The activities continued on Monday with the launch of a compendium of Nigeria s 100 years of existence since its amalgamation from 1914 to 2014 as captured in postage stamps and climaxed with the presentation of prizes to winners of the 2020 UPU letter writing competition he said He said competition was organised for young people below the age of 15 and about 2 279 entries were received from students from secondary schools across Nigeria The competition was designed to develop the skills of young people in letter writing to contribute in strengthening of national and international friendships which is one of the cardinal objectives of the Universal Postal Union I wish to appeal to all school authorities in the country to encourage greater participation by their students in subsequent editions of this important letter writing competition which is held annually he said Edited By Abigael Joshua Ali Baba Inuwa Source NAN
    FG reforms postal sector for better results
     The Federal Government says it it working on plans to reform the Postal Sector to enable it meet customers demands through provision of high quality and affordable Universal Postal Service UPS Dr Adebayo Adewusi Postmaster General Nigerian Postal Service NIPOST said this in a statement by Mr Franklin Alao General Manager Communications of the organisation on Monday in Abuja Alao said that Adewusi made the comment while speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 2020 World Post Day He quoted him as saying that the day represented an opportunity for postal authorities in all countries to educate government officials and the public on contributions of postal services to the socio economic development of the world NIPOST management will continue to strive to ensure the success of government s reform effort especially the unbundling of organisation into strategic companies to create more job opportunities and generate more revenue for government to enable it carry out its functions effectively We will continue to explore various ways and means to make the Postal Industry in Nigeria a very important player and valuable partner in the development of the nation s economy through its activities As part of activities to mark this year s celebration a virtual colloquium on the topic The Post in a Digital Economy was held on Oct 8 The activities continued on Monday with the launch of a compendium of Nigeria s 100 years of existence since its amalgamation from 1914 to 2014 as captured in postage stamps and climaxed with the presentation of prizes to winners of the 2020 UPU letter writing competition he said He said competition was organised for young people below the age of 15 and about 2 279 entries were received from students from secondary schools across Nigeria The competition was designed to develop the skills of young people in letter writing to contribute in strengthening of national and international friendships which is one of the cardinal objectives of the Universal Postal Union I wish to appeal to all school authorities in the country to encourage greater participation by their students in subsequent editions of this important letter writing competition which is held annually he said Edited By Abigael Joshua Ali Baba Inuwa Source NAN
    FG reforms postal sector for better results
    Science & Technology2 years ago

    FG reforms postal sector for better results

    The Federal Government says it it working on plans to reform the Postal Sector to enable it meet customers’ demands through provision of high quality and affordable Universal Postal Service (UPS).

    Dr Adebayo Adewusi, Postmaster General, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) said this in a statement by Mr Franklin Alao, General Manager, Communications of the organisation on Monday in Abuja.

    Alao said that Adewusi made the comment while speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 2020 World Post Day.

    He quoted him as saying that the day represented an opportunity for postal authorities in all countries to educate government officials and the public on contributions of postal services to the socio-economic development of the world.

    NIPOST management will continue to strive to ensure the success of government’s reform effort, especially the unbundling of organisation into strategic companies to create more job opportunities and generate more revenue for government to enable it carry out its functions effectively.

    “We will continue to explore various ways and means to make the Postal Industry in Nigeria a very important player and valuable partner in the development of the nation’s economy through its activities.

    “As part of activities to mark this year’s celebration, a virtual colloquium on the topic “The Post in a Digital Economy” was held on Oct. 8.

    “The activities continued on Monday with the launch of a compendium of Nigeria’s 100 years of existence since its amalgamation from 1914 to 2014 as captured in postage stamps and climaxed with the presentation of prizes to winners of the 2020 UPU letter writing competition, ” he said.

    He said competition was organised for young people below the age of 15 and about 2,279 entries were received from students from secondary schools across Nigeria.

    “The competition was designed to develop the skills of young people in letter writing to contribute in strengthening of national and international friendships, which is one of the cardinal objectives of the Universal Postal Union.

    “I wish to appeal to all school authorities in the country to encourage greater participation by their students in subsequent editions of this important letter writing competition which is held annually,’’ he said.


    Edited By: Abigael Joshua/Ali Baba-Inuwa
    Source: NAN

     

     

  •  Deputy President of the Senate Sen Ovie Omo Agege has urged Nigerians agitating for state creation to reach out to elected representatives and groups from other geopolitical zones in the country This he said was to get support of legislators groups as they were key in determining if such demands could scale through in the ongoing constitution amendment exercise Yomi Odunuga his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in a statement indicated that Omo Agege made the call when he played host to members of the Urhobo Progressive Union UPU in Abuja on Wednesday Omo Agege who is Chairman Senate Committee on Constitution Review said Let me also make this clear that the constitutional review exercise is not a tea party by any means It is a very tedious exercise If you check Section 9 of the Constitution it lays out a very difficult procedure that you must go through before you can achieve success with respect to the amendment I don t know what is in your submission but what I hear from the grapevine is that there is likelihood that UPU is asking for a state If that is right I am sure you also know the provisions of Section 8 of the Constitution That is even more tedious than every other procedure because unlike other sections of the constitution that recognises a constitution amendment bill to pass with two third majority of both chambers here it adds two thirds majority of state assembly for state creation which is under Section 8 It requires four fifth of majority Even more majority than the regular two third But that is not to say it is impossible If the demand is genuine and legitimate there is no reason it should not succeed But you have to do the needful you have to reach out to others you have to lobby as to why this should be the case As the chairman of this committee I am not supposed to take a position you have to reach out to people different geopolitical zones and make your case If they see the merit in your argument then they can acting through their members in the house of representatives and senate go with you and vote in support You have to go out and lobby You don t stay at home and they reward you with a free state It is only in the military that states are created by Fiat But under democratic setup in the 1999 Constitution as amended the procedures are well laid out under Section 9 of the constitution So I like to believe that before making this submission I assume you have your Legal Adviser in the UPU who may have taken you through some of the processes that you have to go through But as for us in the national assembly you can always count on our support because you sent us here he said He assured the UPU representatives that federal lawmakers from the area would not support anti Urhobo legislations in the national assembly He said As the representative of the people we recognise and acknowledge that sovereign power resides with the people at home They are the ones who sent us here Without them there will be no deputy president of the senate there will be no member representing Okpe Sapele Uvwie Federal Constituency neither will there be a member representing Ughelli North Ughelli South Udu Federal Constituency So power resides with our people The consequence of that is we will do what our people want We will do what is expected of us We will be guided by the content of your submission he said Members of the House of Representatives from Delta Central including Rep Francis Ejiroghene Waive Ughelli North Ughelli South Udu Federal Constituency and Rep Efe Afe Okpe Sapele Uvwie Federal Constituency joined Omo Agege in receiving the guests Earlier Leader of the group and Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom Dr Matthew Ediri said they decided to pay a courtesy visit to the deputy president of the senate after submitting their memorandum to the Secretariat of the Constitution Review Committee He urged the lawmaker to always protect the interests of Urhobo using his position as the nation s number six citizen Edited By Chioma Ugboma Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    State creation: Lobby geo-political zones, lawmakers, Omo-Agege tells Urhobo union
     Deputy President of the Senate Sen Ovie Omo Agege has urged Nigerians agitating for state creation to reach out to elected representatives and groups from other geopolitical zones in the country This he said was to get support of legislators groups as they were key in determining if such demands could scale through in the ongoing constitution amendment exercise Yomi Odunuga his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in a statement indicated that Omo Agege made the call when he played host to members of the Urhobo Progressive Union UPU in Abuja on Wednesday Omo Agege who is Chairman Senate Committee on Constitution Review said Let me also make this clear that the constitutional review exercise is not a tea party by any means It is a very tedious exercise If you check Section 9 of the Constitution it lays out a very difficult procedure that you must go through before you can achieve success with respect to the amendment I don t know what is in your submission but what I hear from the grapevine is that there is likelihood that UPU is asking for a state If that is right I am sure you also know the provisions of Section 8 of the Constitution That is even more tedious than every other procedure because unlike other sections of the constitution that recognises a constitution amendment bill to pass with two third majority of both chambers here it adds two thirds majority of state assembly for state creation which is under Section 8 It requires four fifth of majority Even more majority than the regular two third But that is not to say it is impossible If the demand is genuine and legitimate there is no reason it should not succeed But you have to do the needful you have to reach out to others you have to lobby as to why this should be the case As the chairman of this committee I am not supposed to take a position you have to reach out to people different geopolitical zones and make your case If they see the merit in your argument then they can acting through their members in the house of representatives and senate go with you and vote in support You have to go out and lobby You don t stay at home and they reward you with a free state It is only in the military that states are created by Fiat But under democratic setup in the 1999 Constitution as amended the procedures are well laid out under Section 9 of the constitution So I like to believe that before making this submission I assume you have your Legal Adviser in the UPU who may have taken you through some of the processes that you have to go through But as for us in the national assembly you can always count on our support because you sent us here he said He assured the UPU representatives that federal lawmakers from the area would not support anti Urhobo legislations in the national assembly He said As the representative of the people we recognise and acknowledge that sovereign power resides with the people at home They are the ones who sent us here Without them there will be no deputy president of the senate there will be no member representing Okpe Sapele Uvwie Federal Constituency neither will there be a member representing Ughelli North Ughelli South Udu Federal Constituency So power resides with our people The consequence of that is we will do what our people want We will do what is expected of us We will be guided by the content of your submission he said Members of the House of Representatives from Delta Central including Rep Francis Ejiroghene Waive Ughelli North Ughelli South Udu Federal Constituency and Rep Efe Afe Okpe Sapele Uvwie Federal Constituency joined Omo Agege in receiving the guests Earlier Leader of the group and Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom Dr Matthew Ediri said they decided to pay a courtesy visit to the deputy president of the senate after submitting their memorandum to the Secretariat of the Constitution Review Committee He urged the lawmaker to always protect the interests of Urhobo using his position as the nation s number six citizen Edited By Chioma Ugboma Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    State creation: Lobby geo-political zones, lawmakers, Omo-Agege tells Urhobo union
    Politics2 years ago

    State creation: Lobby geo-political zones, lawmakers, Omo-Agege tells Urhobo union

    Deputy President of the Senate,  Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has urged  Nigerians agitating for state creation to reach out to elected representatives and groups from other geopolitical zones in the country.

    This, he said, was to get support of legislators, groups, as they were key in determining if such demands could scale through in the ongoing constitution amendment exercise.

    Yomi Odunuga, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in a statement indicated that Omo-Agege made the call when he played host to members of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU), in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Omo-Agege, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review said:

    “Let me also make this clear that the constitutional review exercise is not a tea party by any means.

    ” It is a very tedious exercise. If you check Section 9 of the Constitution, it lays out a very difficult procedure that you must go through before you can achieve success with respect to the amendment.

    “I don’t know what is in your submission but what I hear from the grapevine is that there is likelihood that UPU is asking for a state.

    “If that is right, I am sure you also know the provisions of Section 8 of the Constitution.

    “That is even more tedious than every other procedure because unlike other sections of the constitution that recognises a constitution amendment bill to pass with two-third majority of both chambers here it adds two-thirds majority of state assembly, for state creation, which is under Section 8.

    “It requires four-fifth of majority. Even more majority than the regular two-third.

    “But that is not to say it is impossible, If the demand is genuine and legitimate, there is no reason it should not succeed.

    “But you have to do the needful,you have to reach out to others,you have to lobby as to why this should be the case.

    “As the chairman of this committee, I am not supposed to take a position,you have to reach out to people, different geopolitical zones and make your case.

    “If they see the merit in your argument, then they can,  acting through their members in the house of representatives and senate, go with you and vote in support.

    “You have to go out and lobby. You don’t stay at home and they reward you with a free state.

    “It is only in the military that states are created by Fiat. But under democratic setup in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the procedures are well laid out under Section 9 of the constitution.

    “So I like to believe that before making this submission, I assume you have your Legal Adviser in the UPU,  who may have taken you through some of the processes that you have to go through.

    “But as for us in the national assembly, you can always count on our support because you sent us here,” he said.

    He assured the UPU representatives that federal lawmakers from the area would not support anti-Urhobo legislations in the national assembly.

    He said: “As the representative of the people, we recognise and acknowledge that sovereign power resides with the people at home. They are the ones who sent us here.

    “Without them, there will be no deputy president of the senate, there will be no member representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency, neither will there be a member representing Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency.

    “So, power resides with our people.

    “The consequence of that is, we will do what our people want. We will do what is expected of us. We will be guided by the content of your submission,” he said.

    Members of the House of Representatives from Delta Central including Rep. Francis Ejiroghene Waive (Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency) and Rep. Efe Afe (Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency) joined Omo-Agege in receiving the guests.

    Earlier, Leader of the group and Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom, Dr Matthew Ediri, said they decided to pay a courtesy visit to the deputy president of the senate after submitting their memorandum to the Secretariat of the Constitution Review Committee.

    He urged the lawmaker to always protect the interests of Urhobo, using his position as the nation’s number six citizen.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

  •   The UN specialised agency for the postal sector plans to help African countries leverage on e commerce in order to boost the continent s incomes officials said on Friday Bishar Hussein Director General of Universal Postal Union UPU said in Nairobi it had developed an e commerce platform under the Ecom Africa initiative where products made in Africa would be visible to the rest of the world Our overall objective is to ensure that small scale entrepreneurs and especially those in rural and under served communities can sell their products on a digital market and improve their incomes Hussein said He said Ethiopia Cameroon Cote d Ivoire South Africa and Tunisia had already signed on to the initiative UPU hopes that all African states will join the continental e commerce platform He added that national postal agencies which had the largest distribution network in most countries would help deliver products to consumers at an affordable cost The director general said most online market places tended to stock products that were not made in Africa and dominated by large firms He revealed that UPU was committed to ensuring that Africa truly benefited from the global shift towards e commerce The UN agency said the e commerce platform would also promote intra Africa trade which was currently below its potential Hussein noted that national postal agencies together with national governments would be the key stakeholders in the e commerce initiative Edited by Fatima Sule Salif Atojoko NAN
    UN to assist Africa leverage on e-commerce to boost incomes
      The UN specialised agency for the postal sector plans to help African countries leverage on e commerce in order to boost the continent s incomes officials said on Friday Bishar Hussein Director General of Universal Postal Union UPU said in Nairobi it had developed an e commerce platform under the Ecom Africa initiative where products made in Africa would be visible to the rest of the world Our overall objective is to ensure that small scale entrepreneurs and especially those in rural and under served communities can sell their products on a digital market and improve their incomes Hussein said He said Ethiopia Cameroon Cote d Ivoire South Africa and Tunisia had already signed on to the initiative UPU hopes that all African states will join the continental e commerce platform He added that national postal agencies which had the largest distribution network in most countries would help deliver products to consumers at an affordable cost The director general said most online market places tended to stock products that were not made in Africa and dominated by large firms He revealed that UPU was committed to ensuring that Africa truly benefited from the global shift towards e commerce The UN agency said the e commerce platform would also promote intra Africa trade which was currently below its potential Hussein noted that national postal agencies together with national governments would be the key stakeholders in the e commerce initiative Edited by Fatima Sule Salif Atojoko NAN
    UN to assist Africa leverage on e-commerce to boost incomes
    Foreign4 years ago

    UN to assist Africa leverage on e-commerce to boost incomes

    The UN specialised agency for the postal sector plans to help African countries leverage on e-commerce in order to boost the continent’s incomes, officials said on Friday.

    Bishar Hussein, Director-General of Universal Postal Union (UPU), said in Nairobi it had developed an e-commerce platform under the Ecom@Africa initiative where products made in Africa would be visible to the rest of the world.

    “Our overall objective is to ensure that small scale entrepreneurs and especially those in rural and under served communities can sell their products on a digital market and improve their incomes,” Hussein said.

    He said Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Tunisia had already signed on to the initiative.

    UPU hopes that all African states will join the continental e-commerce platform.

    He added that national postal agencies which had the largest distribution network in most countries would help deliver products to consumers at an affordable cost.

    The director general said most online market places tended to stock products that were not made in Africa, and dominated by large firms.

    He revealed that UPU was committed to ensuring that Africa truly benefited from the global shift towards e-commerce.

    The UN agency said the e-commerce platform would also promote intra-Africa trade which was currently below its potential.

    Hussein noted that national postal agencies together with national governments would be the key stakeholders in the e-commerce initiative.

    Edited by: Fatima Sule/Salif Atojoko
    (NAN)

  •  The United Nations specialised agency Universal Postal Union UPU which coordinates the global postal system has expressed regret over U S withdrawal from the world body s membership Mr Pascal Clivaz the Deputy Director General of the UN UPU which was established in the 19th Century recalled the tremendous and positive contribution made by the U S to the agency It is therefore regrettable that the U S has taken this step We however respect the decision because we believe it was taken after careful consideration and reflection Clivaz said According to UPU the official notification on Wednesday from U S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the withdrawal shall be effective one year after the day on which the UPU receives this notice Reports stated that the U S withdrew on the grounds that international mailing rates set by the UPU in the view of the U S give an unfair advantage in particular to China The Union sets shipping rates for overseas mail at a lower rate for developing countries than developed nations Clivaz said that UPU Director General Bishar Hussein would meet with U S officials to further discuss the matter and expressed hope that through discussion and a constructive dialogue we can help to resolve this issue to everyone s satisfaction The decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the UPU treaties is a serious one but I believe with the support of other members we can resolve the matter amicably We will therefore continue to seek a constructive dialogue and to try to resolve this situation while also upholding the UPU Constitution Clivaz said He added that UPU remained committed to support international collaboration in the postal sector This means ensuring that by working with all 192 member countries the UPU treaties best serve everyone including the U S Established in 1874 UPU is the primary global forum for cooperation between postal systems It works with its member countries to bring postal services to everyone on the planet The second oldest international organisation worldwide UPU became a UN specialised agency in 1948
    UN regrets U.S. withdrawal from postal agency
     The United Nations specialised agency Universal Postal Union UPU which coordinates the global postal system has expressed regret over U S withdrawal from the world body s membership Mr Pascal Clivaz the Deputy Director General of the UN UPU which was established in the 19th Century recalled the tremendous and positive contribution made by the U S to the agency It is therefore regrettable that the U S has taken this step We however respect the decision because we believe it was taken after careful consideration and reflection Clivaz said According to UPU the official notification on Wednesday from U S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the withdrawal shall be effective one year after the day on which the UPU receives this notice Reports stated that the U S withdrew on the grounds that international mailing rates set by the UPU in the view of the U S give an unfair advantage in particular to China The Union sets shipping rates for overseas mail at a lower rate for developing countries than developed nations Clivaz said that UPU Director General Bishar Hussein would meet with U S officials to further discuss the matter and expressed hope that through discussion and a constructive dialogue we can help to resolve this issue to everyone s satisfaction The decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the UPU treaties is a serious one but I believe with the support of other members we can resolve the matter amicably We will therefore continue to seek a constructive dialogue and to try to resolve this situation while also upholding the UPU Constitution Clivaz said He added that UPU remained committed to support international collaboration in the postal sector This means ensuring that by working with all 192 member countries the UPU treaties best serve everyone including the U S Established in 1874 UPU is the primary global forum for cooperation between postal systems It works with its member countries to bring postal services to everyone on the planet The second oldest international organisation worldwide UPU became a UN specialised agency in 1948
    UN regrets U.S. withdrawal from postal agency
    Foreign4 years ago

    UN regrets U.S. withdrawal from postal agency

    The United Nations specialised agency, Universal Postal Union (UPU), which coordinates the global postal system, has expressed “regret” over U.S. withdrawal from the world body’s membership.

    Mr Pascal Clivaz, the Deputy Director General of the UN UPU, which was established in the 19th Century, recalled the “tremendous and positive contribution” made by the U.S to the agency.

    “It is, therefore, regrettable that the U.S. has taken this step. We, however, respect the decision because we believe it was taken after careful consideration and reflection,” Clivaz said.

    According to UPU, the official notification on Wednesday, from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said that the withdrawal “shall be effective one year after the day on which the UPU receives this notice”.

    Reports stated that the U.S. withdrew on the grounds that international mailing rates set by the UPU, in the view of the U.S., give an unfair advantage in particular to China.

    The Union sets shipping rates for overseas mail, at a lower rate for developing countries, than developed nations.

    Clivaz said that UPU Director General Bishar Hussein would meet with U.S. officials to further discuss the matter, and expressed hope that “through discussion and a constructive dialogue, we can help to resolve this issue to everyone’s satisfaction”.

    “The decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the UPU treaties is a serious one, but I believe, with the support of other members, we can resolve the matter amicably.

    “We will, therefore, continue to seek a constructive dialogue and to try to resolve this situation, while also upholding the UPU Constitution,” Clivaz said.

    He added that UPU remained committed to support international collaboration in the postal sector.

    “This means ensuring that, by working with all 192 member countries, the UPU treaties best serve everyone, including the U.S.”

    Established in 1874, UPU is the primary global forum for cooperation between postal systems.

    It works with its member countries to bring postal services to everyone on the planet.

    The second oldest international organisation worldwide, UPU became a UN specialised agency in 1948.

  •  The Nigerian Postal Service NIPOST says it is introducing innovative products by reinventing itself through leveraging on digitalisation to compete in the global space Mr Bisi Adegbuyi the Postmaster General of NIPOST made this known at the commemoration of the World Post Day in Abuja There is so much to be gained from diversifying our products going by the present trend There is so much to be gained from this transformation you must satisfy your customers who are with the money We are reinventing ourselves by leveraging on digitisation And with all the strong political support we are getting from the Federal Government and the parliament they have demonstrated their total commitment and their readiness to pass laws that will diversify the productive space of this country and ensure that the postal revolution is achieved As we stand to meet the United Nations Development Goals we should not forget that the postal infrastructure as the enabler of inclusive development and a key platform for delivering public services important to the attainment of the SDGs So NIPOST is introducing International Postal Service Track and Trace System Mobile Electronic Stamp Address Verification System and financial inclusive services All these are to ensure that the post meets current demands of customers and to make the post viable with the collaboration of other government agencies like the CBN and the private sector he said Adegbuyi called on all citizens to come on board and join hands with NIPOST to make the agency a successful revenue generating organisation for the nation Mr Adebayo Shittu the Minister of Communications said that with the kind of infrastructure and trained personnel that NIPOST has the agency could serve as a life wire for development He said that with the vast offices nationwide including assets such as lands and vehicles NIPOST was a game changer if all hands were put on deck Shittu also called on lawmakers to fast track the postal bill for quick transformation NAN reports that about 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year Some countries use the commemoration to promote their new postal services or products as well as rewarding their employees for good services Others also organise philatelic stamps exhibitions and issue new stamps Some of the events usually lined up for the occasion include displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices and in public places Public conferences seminars and workshops including cultural sport and recreational activities are also part of the celebrations The theme for the year s celebration is Transform to remain an enabler of inclusiveness development and an essential component of the global economy NAN reports that the Universal Postal Union UPU the world body of postal agencies was established in 1874 in Bern Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated on Oct 9 every year The anniversary of the UPU was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo Japan in 1969 On Jan 1 1985 NIPOST was established from the postal division of the Post and Telecommunications Department Edited by Grace Yussuf
    NIPOST inaugurates innovative products to mark World Post Day
     The Nigerian Postal Service NIPOST says it is introducing innovative products by reinventing itself through leveraging on digitalisation to compete in the global space Mr Bisi Adegbuyi the Postmaster General of NIPOST made this known at the commemoration of the World Post Day in Abuja There is so much to be gained from diversifying our products going by the present trend There is so much to be gained from this transformation you must satisfy your customers who are with the money We are reinventing ourselves by leveraging on digitisation And with all the strong political support we are getting from the Federal Government and the parliament they have demonstrated their total commitment and their readiness to pass laws that will diversify the productive space of this country and ensure that the postal revolution is achieved As we stand to meet the United Nations Development Goals we should not forget that the postal infrastructure as the enabler of inclusive development and a key platform for delivering public services important to the attainment of the SDGs So NIPOST is introducing International Postal Service Track and Trace System Mobile Electronic Stamp Address Verification System and financial inclusive services All these are to ensure that the post meets current demands of customers and to make the post viable with the collaboration of other government agencies like the CBN and the private sector he said Adegbuyi called on all citizens to come on board and join hands with NIPOST to make the agency a successful revenue generating organisation for the nation Mr Adebayo Shittu the Minister of Communications said that with the kind of infrastructure and trained personnel that NIPOST has the agency could serve as a life wire for development He said that with the vast offices nationwide including assets such as lands and vehicles NIPOST was a game changer if all hands were put on deck Shittu also called on lawmakers to fast track the postal bill for quick transformation NAN reports that about 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year Some countries use the commemoration to promote their new postal services or products as well as rewarding their employees for good services Others also organise philatelic stamps exhibitions and issue new stamps Some of the events usually lined up for the occasion include displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices and in public places Public conferences seminars and workshops including cultural sport and recreational activities are also part of the celebrations The theme for the year s celebration is Transform to remain an enabler of inclusiveness development and an essential component of the global economy NAN reports that the Universal Postal Union UPU the world body of postal agencies was established in 1874 in Bern Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated on Oct 9 every year The anniversary of the UPU was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo Japan in 1969 On Jan 1 1985 NIPOST was established from the postal division of the Post and Telecommunications Department Edited by Grace Yussuf
    NIPOST inaugurates innovative products to mark World Post Day
    Science & Technology5 years ago

    NIPOST inaugurates innovative products to mark World Post Day

    The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says it is introducing innovative products by reinventing itself through leveraging on digitalisation to compete in the global space.

    Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, the Postmaster-General of NIPOST made this known at the commemoration of the World Post Day in Abuja.

    “There is so much to be gained from diversifying our  products going by the present trend.

    “There is so much to be gained from this transformation, you must satisfy your customers who are with the money. We are reinventing ourselves by leveraging on digitisation.

    “And with all the strong political support we are getting from the Federal Government and the parliament, they have demonstrated their total commitment and their readiness to pass laws that will diversify the productive space of this country and ensure that the postal revolution is achieved.

    “As we stand to meet the United Nations Development Goals, we should not forget that the postal infrastructure as the enabler of inclusive development and a key platform for delivering public services important to the attainment of the SDGs.

    “So, NIPOST is introducing International Postal Service Track and Trace System, Mobile Electronic Stamp, Address Verification System and financial inclusive services.

    “All these are to ensure that the post meets current demands of customers and to make the post viable with the collaboration of other government agencies like the CBN and the private sector,’’ he said.

    Adegbuyi called on all citizens to come on board and join hands with NIPOST to make the agency a successful revenue generating organisation for the nation.

    Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications said that with the kind of infrastructure and trained personnel that NIPOST has, the agency could serve as a life wire for development.

    He said that with the vast offices nationwide including assets such as lands and vehicles, NIPOST was a game changer if all hands were put on deck.

    Shittu also called on lawmakers to fast track the postal bill for quick transformation.

    NAN reports that about 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year.

    Some countries use the commemoration to promote their new postal services or products as well as rewarding their employees for good services.

    Others also organise philatelic (stamps) exhibitions and issue new stamps.

    Some of the events usually lined up for the occasion include displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices and in public places.

    Public conferences, seminars and workshops including cultural, sport, and recreational activities are also part of the celebrations.

    The theme for the year’s celebration is: “Transform to remain an enabler of inclusiveness development and an essential component of the global economy’’.

    NAN reports that the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the world body of postal agencies was established in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated on Oct. 9, every year.

    The anniversary of the UPU was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.

    On Jan. 1, 1985, NIPOST was established from the postal division of the Post and Telecommunications Department.

    Edited by: Grace Yussuf

     

  •  Telecom stakeholders have urged the Nigerian Post Service NIPOST to come up with innovative ways to market its products They also urged the Federal Government to mandate Ministries Agencies and Parastatals MDAs to utilise the facilities of the NIPOST to make it more viable The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews with the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Abuja as Nigeria joins the world to celebrate the World Post Day on Oct 9 Mr Smart Tweador who is the Chief Executive of Smart Connects a telecom company said it was expedient for government agencies to patronage NIPOST to as it was planning to reform the organisation The coming on stream of GSM has actually affected the functions of NIPOST since many people hardly write letters anymore People make calls and send text messages instead of writing lengthy letters so NIPOST has got to come up with innovative ways to market their products Beside that you find out that the courier services are more efficient aside from that transportation companies are now able to carry letters and those are fast means of getting your letters across All you need to do is to call the person on phone and say go to a certain place and collect a letter so with all other avenues to get across a letter you find the fortunes of NIPOST has really been affected Therefore the onus is now on government to compel its agencies and officials to use NIPOST to transmit official letters it should also make use of its EMS services and you will see this will rob off on the staff he said Tweador said that the only way to keep the organisation afloat was through patronage and urged the organisation to brace up to meet the current challenges in a competitive society Mrs Caroline Ojo a civil servant called on the organisation to look beyond posting of letters and use its spread in the 774 local governments across the nation to utilise its EMS services to improve its revenue generation effort NIPOST must be proactive and creative it must make use of its facilities in the nooks and crannies of the country to beat competition Apart from this it can use the vehicles at the disposal of the organisation to bridge the gap between villages and cities in the transportation of farm produce There are many possibilities for the organisation also linking up with small scale businesses and get their patronage these are areas that the other courier companies will not go to Ojo said Ojo however called for attitudinal change and work ethics by the staff of the organisation to move it forward and called on government to review the salary of staff to make them more committed to work NAN reports that about 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year Some countries use the commemoration to promote their new postal services or products and reward their employees for good services Some other countries also organise philatelic stamps exhibitions and issue new stamps Other events usually lined up for the occasion include displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices as well as public places Public conferences seminars and workshops including cultural sport and recreational activities are also part of the celebration The theme for the year s celebration is Transform to remain an enabler of inclusiveness development and an essential component of the global economy NAN reports that the Universal Postal Union UPU the world body of postal agencies was established in 1874 in Bern Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated on Oct 9 every year The anniversary of the UPU was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo Japan in 1969 On Jan 1 1985 NIPOST was established from the postal division of the Post and Telecommunications Department Edited by Akin Makanjuola Grace Yussuf
    World Post Day: Telecom stakeholders urge NIPOST to be innovative in marketing products
     Telecom stakeholders have urged the Nigerian Post Service NIPOST to come up with innovative ways to market its products They also urged the Federal Government to mandate Ministries Agencies and Parastatals MDAs to utilise the facilities of the NIPOST to make it more viable The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews with the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Abuja as Nigeria joins the world to celebrate the World Post Day on Oct 9 Mr Smart Tweador who is the Chief Executive of Smart Connects a telecom company said it was expedient for government agencies to patronage NIPOST to as it was planning to reform the organisation The coming on stream of GSM has actually affected the functions of NIPOST since many people hardly write letters anymore People make calls and send text messages instead of writing lengthy letters so NIPOST has got to come up with innovative ways to market their products Beside that you find out that the courier services are more efficient aside from that transportation companies are now able to carry letters and those are fast means of getting your letters across All you need to do is to call the person on phone and say go to a certain place and collect a letter so with all other avenues to get across a letter you find the fortunes of NIPOST has really been affected Therefore the onus is now on government to compel its agencies and officials to use NIPOST to transmit official letters it should also make use of its EMS services and you will see this will rob off on the staff he said Tweador said that the only way to keep the organisation afloat was through patronage and urged the organisation to brace up to meet the current challenges in a competitive society Mrs Caroline Ojo a civil servant called on the organisation to look beyond posting of letters and use its spread in the 774 local governments across the nation to utilise its EMS services to improve its revenue generation effort NIPOST must be proactive and creative it must make use of its facilities in the nooks and crannies of the country to beat competition Apart from this it can use the vehicles at the disposal of the organisation to bridge the gap between villages and cities in the transportation of farm produce There are many possibilities for the organisation also linking up with small scale businesses and get their patronage these are areas that the other courier companies will not go to Ojo said Ojo however called for attitudinal change and work ethics by the staff of the organisation to move it forward and called on government to review the salary of staff to make them more committed to work NAN reports that about 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year Some countries use the commemoration to promote their new postal services or products and reward their employees for good services Some other countries also organise philatelic stamps exhibitions and issue new stamps Other events usually lined up for the occasion include displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices as well as public places Public conferences seminars and workshops including cultural sport and recreational activities are also part of the celebration The theme for the year s celebration is Transform to remain an enabler of inclusiveness development and an essential component of the global economy NAN reports that the Universal Postal Union UPU the world body of postal agencies was established in 1874 in Bern Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated on Oct 9 every year The anniversary of the UPU was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo Japan in 1969 On Jan 1 1985 NIPOST was established from the postal division of the Post and Telecommunications Department Edited by Akin Makanjuola Grace Yussuf
    World Post Day: Telecom stakeholders urge NIPOST to be innovative in marketing products
    Science & Technology5 years ago

    World Post Day: Telecom stakeholders urge NIPOST to be innovative in marketing products

    Telecom stakeholders have urged the Nigerian Post Service (NIPOST) to come up with innovative ways to market its products.

    They also urged the Federal Government to mandate Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals (MDAs) to utilise the facilities of the NIPOST to make it more viable.

    The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews with the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Abuja as Nigeria joins the world to celebrate the World Post Day on Oct. 9.

    Mr Smart Tweador, who is the Chief Executive of Smart Connects, a telecom company, said it was expedient for government agencies to patronage NIPOST to as it was planning to reform the organisation.

    “The coming on stream of GSM has actually affected the functions of NIPOST since many people hardly write letters anymore.

    “People make calls and send text messages instead of writing lengthy letters so NIPOST has got to come up with innovative ways to market their products.

    “Beside that, you find out that the courier services are more efficient; aside from that transportation companies are now able to carry letters and those are fast means of getting your letters across.

    “All you need to do is to call the person on phone and say go to a certain place and collect a letter, so with all other avenues to get across a letter, you find the fortunes of NIPOST has really been affected.

    “Therefore, the onus is now on government to compel its agencies and officials to use NIPOST to transmit official letters; it should also make use of its EMS services and you will see this will rob off on the staff,’’ he said.

    Tweador said that the only way to keep the organisation afloat was through patronage and urged the organisation to brace up to meet the current challenges in a competitive society.

    Mrs Caroline Ojo, a civil servant called on the organisation to look beyond posting of letters and use its spread in the 774 local governments across the nation to utilise its EMS services to improve its revenue generation effort.

    NIPOST must be proactive and creative, it must make use of its facilities in the nooks and crannies of the country to beat competition.

    “Apart from this, it can use the vehicles at the disposal of the organisation to bridge the gap between villages and cities in the transportation of farm produce.

    “There are many possibilities for the organisation, also linking up with small scale businesses and get their patronage, these are areas that the other courier companies will not go to,’’ Ojo said.

    Ojo however called for attitudinal change and work ethics by the staff of the organisation to move it forward and called on government to review the salary of staff to make them more committed to work.

    NAN reports that about 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year.

    Some countries use the commemoration to promote their new postal services or products and reward their employees for good services.

    Some other countries also organise philatelic (stamps) exhibitions and issue new stamps.

    Other events usually lined up for the occasion include displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices as well as public places.

    Public conferences, seminars and workshops including cultural, sport, and recreational activities are also part of the celebration.

    The theme for the year’s celebration is: “Transform to remain an enabler of inclusiveness development and an essential component of the global economy’’.

    NAN reports that the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the world body of postal agencies was established in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated on Oct. 9 , every year.

    The anniversary of the UPU was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.

    On Jan. 1, 1985, NIPOST was established from the postal division of the Post and Telecommunications Department.  

    Edited by: Akin Makanjuola/Grace Yussuf

     

  •  The Nigerian Postal Service NIPOST says it will inaugurate an online Postal and Money Order as part of activities to commemorate the World Post Day coming up on Oct 9 According to a statement by Mr Franklin Alao the General Manager Corporate Communications of NIPOST in Abuja portal is aimed at bringing postal service at par with best global practices He said that NIPOST was taking advantage of the Information Communication and Technology ICT era to introduce into its operations a number of innovative products that would change the face of postal service in the country Alao said that the online postal and money order alongside other products were slated to be inaugurated at the event which signalled a number of events lined up by the organisation to re launch itself back into the public consciousness The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Universal Postal Union UPU the world postal body sets aside every Oct 9 as the world postal body It is a day where its members all over the world review postal activities in each country annually with a view to celebrating achievements and set new objectives and strategies for enhanced postal service Edited by Folorunso Poroye Grace Yussuf
    World Post Day: NIPOST to inaugurate online Postal, Money order
     The Nigerian Postal Service NIPOST says it will inaugurate an online Postal and Money Order as part of activities to commemorate the World Post Day coming up on Oct 9 According to a statement by Mr Franklin Alao the General Manager Corporate Communications of NIPOST in Abuja portal is aimed at bringing postal service at par with best global practices He said that NIPOST was taking advantage of the Information Communication and Technology ICT era to introduce into its operations a number of innovative products that would change the face of postal service in the country Alao said that the online postal and money order alongside other products were slated to be inaugurated at the event which signalled a number of events lined up by the organisation to re launch itself back into the public consciousness The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Universal Postal Union UPU the world postal body sets aside every Oct 9 as the world postal body It is a day where its members all over the world review postal activities in each country annually with a view to celebrating achievements and set new objectives and strategies for enhanced postal service Edited by Folorunso Poroye Grace Yussuf
    World Post Day: NIPOST to inaugurate online Postal, Money order
    Science & Technology5 years ago

    World Post Day: NIPOST to inaugurate online Postal, Money order

    The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says it will inaugurate an online Postal and Money Order as part of activities to commemorate the World Post Day coming up on Oct. 9.

    According to a statement by Mr Franklin Alao, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of NIPOST in Abuja, portal is aimed at bringing postal service at par with best global practices.

    He said that NIPOST was taking advantage of the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) era to introduce into its operations a number of innovative products that would change the face of postal service in the country.

    Alao said that the online postal and money order alongside other products were slated to be inaugurated at the event,  which signalled a number of events lined up by the organisation to re-launch itself back into the public consciousness.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the world postal body sets aside every Oct. 9 as the world postal body.

    It is a day where its members all over the world review postal activities in each country annually with a view to celebrating achievements and set new objectives and strategies for enhanced postal service.

    Edited by: Folorunso Poroye/Grace Yussuf

     

  •  UN specialised agency for the postal sector will assist Africa to set up a continent wide e commerce platform to expand the region s enterprises Director General of the Universal Postal Union UPU Bishar Hussein said on Monday Hussein made this known while briefing a regional telecommunication forum in Nairobi during the official opening of the 36th Ordinary Session of Administrative Council of the Pan African Postal Union The platform dubbed Ecom Africa will unlock the potential of African business globally It will also place the post as the logical backbone infrastructure and a vital vehicle for social economic financial and digital inclusion We have also noted that Africa is lagging behind in e commerce business facilitation globally and so the platform will provide an opportunity for the continent to join the rest of the world in the fast growing trade he said The UPU had identified several hub countries to kick start this new concept with the intention of eventually interconnecting them to create a continental wide postal e market zone The identified hub countries include Kenya South Africa Cameroon Cote d Ivoire Morocco and Tunisia Hussein said that although the platform would be used by all businesses in a country the primary target was to promote Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs locally and internationally The UPU said it had also developed a standard methodology and rules of engagements with governments that takes into account political legal and regulatory environments of each country According to Hussein e commerce is the future for global trade and business and a sure route for the African post to finding relevance as a critical national infrastructure Edited by Celine Damilola Oyewole Ese E Ekama NAN
    UN to help Africa build continental e-commerce platform
     UN specialised agency for the postal sector will assist Africa to set up a continent wide e commerce platform to expand the region s enterprises Director General of the Universal Postal Union UPU Bishar Hussein said on Monday Hussein made this known while briefing a regional telecommunication forum in Nairobi during the official opening of the 36th Ordinary Session of Administrative Council of the Pan African Postal Union The platform dubbed Ecom Africa will unlock the potential of African business globally It will also place the post as the logical backbone infrastructure and a vital vehicle for social economic financial and digital inclusion We have also noted that Africa is lagging behind in e commerce business facilitation globally and so the platform will provide an opportunity for the continent to join the rest of the world in the fast growing trade he said The UPU had identified several hub countries to kick start this new concept with the intention of eventually interconnecting them to create a continental wide postal e market zone The identified hub countries include Kenya South Africa Cameroon Cote d Ivoire Morocco and Tunisia Hussein said that although the platform would be used by all businesses in a country the primary target was to promote Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs locally and internationally The UPU said it had also developed a standard methodology and rules of engagements with governments that takes into account political legal and regulatory environments of each country According to Hussein e commerce is the future for global trade and business and a sure route for the African post to finding relevance as a critical national infrastructure Edited by Celine Damilola Oyewole Ese E Ekama NAN
    UN to help Africa build continental e-commerce platform
    Foreign6 years ago

    UN to help Africa build continental e-commerce platform

    UN specialised agency for the postal sector will assist Africa to set up a continent-wide e-commerce platform to expand the region’s enterprises, Director-General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Bishar Hussein said on Monday.

     

    Hussein made this known while briefing a regional telecommunication forum in Nairobi during the official opening of the 36th Ordinary Session of Administrative Council of the Pan-African Postal Union.

    “The platform dubbed Ecom@Africa will unlock the potential of African business globally.

     

    “It will also place the post as the logical backbone infrastructure, and a vital vehicle for social, economic, financial and digital inclusion.

     

    “We have also noted that Africa is lagging behind in e-commerce business facilitation globally and so the platform will provide an opportunity for the continent to join the rest of the world in the fast-growing trade,’’ he said.

     

    The UPU had identified several hub countries to kick-start this new concept with the intention of eventually interconnecting them to create a continental-wide postal e-market zone.

     

    The identified hub countries include Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco and Tunisia.

     

    Hussein said that although the platform would be used by all businesses in a country, the primary target was to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) locally and internationally.

     

    The UPU said it had also developed a standard methodology and rules of engagements with governments that takes into account political, legal and regulatory environments of each country.

    According to Hussein, e-commerce is the future for global trade and business and a sure route for the African post to finding relevance as a critical national infrastructure.

    Edited by: Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Ese E. Ekama
    (NAN)

     

current nigerian news new bet9ja shop hausanaija shortner link downloader for twitter