Employees of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have taken action by shutting down the organization’s headquarters in Abuja in protest of the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as the new Chief Executive Officer/Postmaster-General, Tola Odeyemi by President Bola Tinubu.
This move comes after a previous announcement by Ajuri Ngelale, a spokesperson for President Bola Tinubu, stating that the leadership of several communication agencies, including NIPOST, had undergone changes. However, the situation took an unexpected turn when reports surfaced shortly after Odeyemi’s appointment, suggesting that Adeyemi Adepoju, the former Postmaster-General who had been dismissed, was reinstated.
A viral video circulated in which Adepoju was seen addressing some employees who believed that Tinubu had reappointed him. NIPOST had released a statement on the preceding Friday, where Adepoju claimed that President Bola Ahmed had reinstated him as the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of NIPOST. The statement cited Adepoju’s outstanding leadership and exceptional performance during his previous tenure as the basis for his reappointment.
On Monday, the protesting NIPOST workers denied access to the newly appointed CEO, expressing their dissatisfaction with her appointment, citing that it did not align with their wishes. The situation remains fluid, and tensions at NIPOST’s headquarters persist.