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.
According to a statement issued by the Agency's Corporate Communications General Manager, Franklin Alao, NIPOST will on Thursday, 8th October 2020 organise a virtual lecture titled ‘The Role of the Post in Digital Economy’ slated for to be delivered by Dr. Asuquo Abianga, Director Nigerian Postal Institute.
The statement in part read: "Discussants of the paper to be presented by Dr. Abianga are Mr. Steve Ayorinde, former Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Mr. Kayode Ogundamisi, Social and Economic Analyst/Digital Marketing Expert and television host and Mr. Mojeed Jamiu, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Upshots Media Limited, Lagos.
"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."
It was also stated that "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 and Technical College, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Lafenwa Emmanuel of Kings and 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."
According to the statement, the second day of the event will feature the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim (Pantami) on October 9th who will be unveiling the Compendium of Nigeria Postage Stamps (100 years) 1914-2014, titled ‘the History of Nigeria and her Postage Stamps’.
The Compendium, according to the statement, is put together by NIPOST in collaboration with TACOMS International Services captured 100 years the history of Nigeria in Postage stamps.