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Nigeria elected into two key Universal Postal Union councils



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Dr. Isa Pantami, minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, displaying Nigeria's award at UPU congress

Nigeria has emerged as winners at the elections into the Council of Administration (CA) and Postal Operations Council (POC) of the Universal Postal Uni​​on (UPU).

The elections according to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, took place on Thursday, 26th August 2021, at the 27th Session of the Universal Postal Uni​​on Congress, in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

Prior to the elections, Nigeria had not been a member of even a single council since 2012.

“The elections into the two most important organs of the Universal Postal Uni​​on represent a great achievement of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Dr Femi Adeluyi, technical assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.

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R-l: Dr. Pantami with Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, postmaster general of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST)

Adeluyi continues: “It is also in recognition of the exemplary leadership of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, PhD who oversees the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and is also leading the Nigeria delegation at the Congress. The Post Master General, Dr Ismail Adewusi, is the Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian delegation to the UPU event.

“With this notable development, Nigeria will continue to play a very active role in advancing postal innovation across the world.  The digital transformation of NIPOST will also continue to improve service delivery to the millions of Nigerians who patronise NIPOST.

“It will be recalled that the digital transformation of NIPOST has been accelerated since the Minister began supervising the sector.

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Dr. Pantami leading Nigeria’s delegation to UPU Congress 2021

“The current process of unbundling NIPOST is also significantly improving service delivery at the Post.

“All these efforts are in line with the objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria”, he said.

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