World’s Post Day: NIPOST celebrates Enugu pupil for excelling in letter writing competition

Postal manager NIPOST, Enugu, Mr Akoma Friday (m) and other staff of the NIPOST marching on the streets of Enugu while celebrating the World’s Post Day in Enugu on Tuesday. 

The Nigerian Postal Service(NIPOST) in Enugu State has hailed the performance of a student of Shalom Academy Nsukka, Enugu State, Uche Nneke, who emerged one of the national winners of the 2023 World Post Day Letter Writing Competition.

Uche came third in the competition with a prize award of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) from Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Postmaster General of the Federation/CEO, NIPOST.

But, speaking during the road march to celebrate the World Post Day in Enugu, the state Postal manager, NIPOST Enugu, Akoma Friday, expressed happiness that a national winner emerged from his state.

He stated that the competition was one of the NIPOST’s social responsibility to the growing generation of Nigerians, adding that the agency would deliver the prize to the school and use the opportunity to encourage other students to emulate the hard work Uche Nneke.

On the celebration of World Post Day, with the theme “Together for trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future”, Akoma reiterated NIPOST’s commitment to providing Nigerians affordable, reliable, and tech-driven services.

He said: “In an epoch characterized by rapid transformations and globalization, trust stands as the bedrock upon which all meaningful human interactions are predicated. Postal Services have, for generations, embodied this trust.

“When you entrust the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) with your cherished letters and packages, you are placing your trust in our hands. This trust is an inviolable covenant, one that we hold in the highest regard and pledge to safeguard as the very essence of our service”.

Akoma restated the NIPOST’s commitment to delivering its services with speed, efficiency, and professionalism while maintaining the highest standards of integrity.

October 9th is the anniversary of creating the Universal Postal Union, UPU, in 1874.

He added: “The world’s Post Day is a unique day in postal services. It is celebrated under the umbrella of the Universal Postal Union, which started since 1874 and since then, we have been celebrating the post. 

“The celebration usually begins on October 9 and ends on 10th October. 

“We are using this opportunity to celebrate the importance of postal service to the world especially Nigerian people.

“This year in Nigeria, we are celebrating it with the letter writing competition.

“This road walk is aimed at creating awareness and sensitizing members of the public on the activities of the NIPOST.

“We are also using this opportunity to celebrate our numerous customers and appreciating them for trusting us with their items”

He commended the staff of the NIPOST for their commitment at ensuring that the agency remains in the minds of Nigerians.

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