Workers at the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have shut down the head office of the service in Abuja, protesting against the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as Chief Executive Officer/Post Master General.
Ajuri Ngelale, the Presidential spokesman, announced last week that President Bola Tinubu made some changes in the leadership of communication agencies, including NIPOST.
However, moments after the news of Odeyemi’s appointment broke, there were reports that Adeyemi Adepoju, had been reinstated.
A message posted on the NIPOST x account claimed that the president had reinstated them.
On Monday however, the protesting workers denied entry to the newly appointed NIPOST CEO, saying her appointment was against their wish.
The workers, who said they preferred Adepoju, chanted solidarity songs wielding placards. Eventually, videos surfaced on social media of Odeyemi, reportedly making her way into the office and holding a meeting with staff, soon after.