The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has approved the appointment of Mr Bulus Yakubu as acting Post-Master General (PMG) and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST).
This was contained in a statement issued by NIPOST Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Franklyn Alao on Thursday in Abuja.
Until his appointment, Yakubu was the Secretary to NIPOST Governing board, Director (Special Duties) and also NIPOST Liaison Officer to the National Assembly.
Yakubu, who holds a Bachelor in Law Degree from Ahmadu Bello University, belongs to a number of professional bodies, notably the International Bar Association (IBA), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute for Fraud Management and Control.
According to the statement, he joined the service of the Nigerian Postal Service in 1990 and has served in different capacities with a proven record of excellent performance.
NAN reports that Yakubu replaces Dr. Ismail Adewusi, who was appointed as NIPOST PMG in 2019. www.
The Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) says it is still at the forefront providing essential services in the country amidst the lockdown due to Conivarius pandemic
This is stated in a statement signed and made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Friday by NIPOST General Manager, communications, Mr Franklyn Alao.
Alao said that notwithstanding the limited resources available to running the postal network, NIPOST had been at the frontline of ensuring palliative measures of federal government aimed at reaching the down trodden were achieved.
He said that the post being a part of the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 was saddled with the responsibility of providing essential services that would benefit the society.
“ Before the pandemic, we distributed feeding vouchers to school children across the FCT and our distribution channels are still very effective.
“We are saddled with moving the palliative materials to the Area Councils, for onward delivery to the wards for distribution.
“ During the lockdown, the Ministry of Humanitarian Services also engaged NIPOST to distribute rice obtained from Nigeria Customs Service to states of the Federation
He called for continued support from relevant government authorities and private organisations for NIPOST to be able to discharge its responsibilities better during the pandemic.
According to him, due to globalisation, the post has been relegated, especially, in developing countries.
“ And in times of global emergencies such as this, it would be to any country’s detriment if the post is not fully equipped to function optimally when there is a shutdown of economic activities.
“ A country with the right postal infrastructure, provides government with good network for implementing of its programmes.
“They include: social security, dissemination of public information, distribution of medical and humanitarian equipment,’’ he said.
He reiterated the need for an efficient and comprehensive postal system that will fill in the gap in the face of global emergency.
“ This is a period when postal services in most countries are at fore front of activities to reach their populace in this time of lockdowns.
“` We also need to be digitally equipped for times like this.
“Investing and adopting the digital address system, where every Nigerian can be digitally traced via an address will help NIPOST achieve its distribution targets.
He added that NIPOST was doing its best as much as possible to withstand nature, disasters, and help the country recover.
“ The health and safety of our workers on the field during this coronavirus pandemic is very paramount to us and we are seriously taking safety precaution measures.
` I want to call for continued support from all as we continue to work with relevant stakeholders in the delivery of items and payment solutions to the most remote places,’’ he said.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Donald Ugwu (NAN)
The newly-appointed Postmaster General (PMG) of the Federation/CEO, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Dr Ismail Adewusi, has promised to plug all revenue leakages in the organisation for effective service delivery.Adewusi made the promise while addressing the staff members when he assumed duty at the Corporate Headquarters of NIPOST in Abuja, a statement issued by NIPOST’s General Manager, communications, Mr Franklyn Alao, said on Thursday.According to Alao the new PMG held a maiden Management and staff meeting with members of the organisation on Dec. 31, where he made known his intention to properly harness the resources available to NIPOST. He also promised to create an impact in the first 100 days of his assumption of office.He stated that the PMG harped on the directives of the federal government and promised to find solutions to the problems associated with the use of Point of Sale (POS) machines in transactions.”It is important to implement the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy’s directives on the use of POS for all transactions across Post Offices in Nigeria in order to block revenue leakages, ” he said. He promised to address the enormous challenges of infrastructural decay and low staff morale due to poor staff welfare bedeviling the organisation.The statement noted that the PMG was appointed on Dec. 24, 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari to replace Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, who had served the organisation since August 2016.Alao said that members of staff took turns to assure the Postmaster General of maximum cooperation and promised to put all hands on deck in moving NIPOST forward.NAN reports that Adewusi is a trained Economist from Keio University, Tokyo. He is a former banker and a former finance commissioner in Lagos state.Edited by: Zainab Garba/Donald Ugwu