World Post Day: NIPOST To Showcase Relevance In Digital Age

 

 

 


Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) will join other 192 countries under the
umbrella of the United Nations Postal body, Universal Postal Union (UPU) to
celebrate the World Post Day on October 9, 2020.


In this year World Post Day celebration, NIPOST is organising a virtual lecture
titled ‘The Role of the Post in Digital Economy’ slated on Thursday, 8 October
2020 to be delivered by Dr. Asuquo Abianga, Director Nigerian Postal Institute.


Discussants of the paper to be presented by Dr. Abiaga are: Mr. Steve Ayorinde, former Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Lagos State; Mr. Kayode Ogundamisi, Social & Economic Analyst/ Digital Marketing Expert cum Television Host; and Mr. Mojeed Jamiu, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Upshots Media Limited, Lagos.

The Chairman of NIPOST, Mrs. Maimuma Yahaya-Abubakar and Postmaster General of the Federation/CEO NIPOST, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi are expected to deliver major speeches at the event.

In the build up to year 2020 World Post Day, the annual Universal Postal Union
(UPU) Letter Writing Competition for young people was conducted, and over
2279 entries were received from secondary school students across Nigeria.

Sam Kubiat Usenekong of Federal Science & Technical College, Uyo, Akwa Ibom
State, Lafenwa Emmanuel of Kings & Queens Academy, Ifatedo, Osogbo, Osun
State, and Enogheghase Ryon Osaretin of University Preparatory Secondary
School, Benin City, Edo State, emerged as the three best overall national
winners.

As part of the activities to mark the two-day event, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim (Pantami) on October
9th will be unveiling the Compendium of Nigeria Postage Stamps (100 years)
1914-2014, titled ‘the History of Nigeria and her Postage Stamps’.

The compendium put together by NIPOST in collaboration with TACOMS
International Services captured 100 years the history of Nigeria in Postage
stamps.

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