Newly appointed Postmaster General of the Federation and first female Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Tola Odeyemi, has assured Nigerians that she would strive for enhanced service delivery by leveraging technology and partnering with other government agencies and the private sector.
This is as she described President Bola Tinubu as a leader committed to inclusion and equity.
Odeyemi made the remarks on Monday in her inaugural address.
“My primary focus will always be on the welfare of our staff, doing my best to create an enabling environment for each and everyone of us to thrive. To be your greatest cheerleader. Together, we will develop a 21st-century NIPOST, an institution that stands tall in its commitment to efficiency, trust, and impeccable service delivery,” she said in her speech.
Odeyemi furthered that her “aspiration is to not only solidify NIPOST’s status as one of the leading postal operators in the world but to also make it a critical conduit in bridging the trade, economic, and social gaps of our beloved nation. As we embrace the future, let’s leverage digital transformations, innovative solutions, and the collective power of our human capital to redefine NIPOST for the modern age. As an organisation, we shall leverage partnerships both with fellow public-sector MDAs and the organised private sector.”
The new NIPOST chief who said she would give priority to welfare of the staff also expressed her readiness to work closely with the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani.
While commending Tinubu, she appreciated “President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for entrusting me with the duty of Postmaster-General of the Federation, a national assignment that I hold dear to my heart. As the first female to hold this position in the over 38 years of existence of NIPOST, my appointment is a testament to the strides our nation is making to close the gender and age gap in governance in Nigeria,” She continued, “This aligns seamlessly with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda and vision for a more inclusive Nigeria, where everyone, irrespective of gender, age, religion or ethnicity, has an opportunity to contribute to the nation building.”
“I am particularly excited to be working closely with the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, who superintendent our institution. He is a visionary who will chart a path that allows us to leverage the latest in technology and digital transformation to better serve our citizens and solidify our position in the global postal community.”
Odeyemi has over 15 years of experience working in the public and private sectors across the African Continent. She has worked in leading international organisations like Uber and Binance, and also served as Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akinwunmi Amobode during his tenure as governor of Lagos State.
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