By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
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.
In this year World Post Day celebration, NIPOST is organising a virtual lecture titled ‘The Role of the Post in Digital Economy’ slated for Thursday 8th October 2020 to be delivered by Dr. Asuquo Abianga, Director Nigerian Postal Institute featuring Mr. Steve Ayorinde, former Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Lagos State, Mr. Kayode Ogundamisi, Social and Economic Analyst/ Digital Marketing Expert alongside other prominent Nigerians.
Folasade Sotinwa of Arise TV will moderate the lecture, a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Franklin Alao revealed.
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 & 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.
As part of the activities to mark the two-day event, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim (Pantami) on October 9th will be unveiling the Compendium of Nigeria Postage Stamps (100 years) 1914-2014, titled ‘The History of Nigeria and her Postage Stamps’.
The Compendium put together by NIPOST in collaboration with TACOMS International Services captured 100 years of the history of Nigeria in Postage stamps.