Workers at the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), are protesting the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the government agency.
Adeyemi, who is the first female executive of NIPOST, resumed duty on Monday, ignoring the protest and demanded a meeting with top executives of the organization.
Speaking during a protest at the NIPOST headquarters in Abuja, the President of the National Union of Postal and Telecommunication Employees, Buba Nehemiah, who spoke to reporters said the new appointment was against the interest of the workers.
He said the former CEO, Adeyemi Adepoju, introduced major reforms just under a year ago and should be encouraged to continue with his “good work.”
Nehemiah stated: “Adepoju should be allowed to continue the good work he has started. We are not against Mr President neither are we against the minister but our desire is that the good work of Adepoju should be allowed to continue. Removing him at this point would terminate these processes and take NIPOST back to square one which we are against. We have over 13,000 employees here, once it is crumbled, it will add to the issues of insecurity in the country.
“Allow us to work with the person that has understood this organization. Allow us to join hands with him to take this organization to the level that it would generate revenue for the nation. This is our cry and demand. The only condition that can make us go back to our offices and work is for the appointment that was made last week to be cancelled.”