By Nana D
Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi
The Nigerian Postmaster General, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the African Postal Union’s 10th Session.
Adewusi was elected at the end of the 10thth Ordinary Session of Pan-African Postal Union, PAPU, Plenipotentiary conference held at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe, which hosted the conference for this year was elected Chairperson, Algeria emerged 1st Chairperson to run the affairs of the continental body for the next four years.
Founded 1980, PAPU is a member of the Universal Postal Union overseeing issues of postal services on the African continent.
The Postmaster General of ZimPost, Mr. Sifundu Chief Moyo, was also elected Secretary General of PAPU.
This is the first time a Southern African country would be elected to the position in its 41 years of existence of PAPU.
Speaking , Dr.Adewusi says Nigeria holds a lot of potential for the growth of Africa.
He emphased that postal agencies across Africa must rise up to the new opportunities offered by technology to help the economies of the respective countries.
“The incursion of technology into communication has changed the way things are done. But rather than relegate postal services to the background, those who run postal organisations across this continent must continuously look inward to ensure that we leverage technology to contribute to the economies of our countries,” Adewusi advised.