Secretary General of the Pan-African Postal Union, Younous Djibrine (left); Representative of Algeria and Algerian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. M. Nacodine; Nigeria’s Postmaster General, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi; and the new Chairperson of PAPU and Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services in Zimbabwe, Dr. Jenfan Muswere, after emerging as the new officers of PAPU in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at the weekend.
Nigeria’s Postmaster General, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi was, at the weekend, elected vice chair of the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU).
Accepting the offer, Adewusi said that postal services would contibue to hold great potentials for the continent’s socio-economic growth, even as logistics continue to play major roles in international trade during the post-COVID-19 era.
Adewusi emerged Second Vice Chairperson of the Pan-African Postal Union after an election that took place in Zimbabwe at the weekend.
Adewusi was elected second vice chairperson at the end of the 10th Ordinary Session of PAPU Plenipotentiary conference held at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
While 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 elected Secretary General of PAPU.
It is the first time a Southern African country would be elected to the position in its 41 years of existence of PAPU.
Adewusi said 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.