On Monday, October 16, 2023, Miss Tola Odeyemi resumed her new role as the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).
Tola Odeyemi Biography
Omotola Odeyemi is a skilled and professional engineer with more than 15 years of extensive expertise in both the public and private sectors, focusing on Technology Policy and Government regulatory positions. She studied electrical and systems engineering in George Washington University. She gained her first degree, electrical electronics and communication engineering in Morgan State University.
According to her CV, she has held positions for both government and private sector, and she has over 15 years experience in strategic implement frameworks in public sector, technology projects and infrastructure financing.
Tola Odeyemi has worked as the West Africa head of government relations for one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. She has also headed the public policy for UBER in West Africa.
Tola Odeyemi Career
She has a foundation in Electrical and Systems Engineering and has held high-ranking roles in both state and Federal Government. Additionally, it’s worth noting that Odeyemi is the very first woman to occupy this position since NIPOST was established in 1995.
Before being appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to be the Postmaster General of NIPOST, she held the following position:
- Head of Government Relations, West Africa – Binance [May 2022 – September 2023]
- Head of Public Policy, West Africa – Uber [August 2019 – December 2021]
- Executive Secretary/Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor – Lagos State Government [January 2018 – May 2019]
- Special assistant to the governor (Global Outreach & Partnerships) – Lagos State Government [January 2016 – January 2018]
- Team Lead, Industry Infrastructure and Technology Project (South West Implementation) – Central Bank of Nigeria [December 2011 – December 2015]
- Business Development Manager/Project Manager – EDS Power [2009 – 2010]
- Facility Manager/External Projects Manager – 21st Century Technologies [2007 – 2009]
- Project Manager – Owen Software Development Corporation [2005 – 2007]
- Summer Intern – Accenture .
Odeyemi, when talking to the management team, made a commitment to carry forward the work of those who came before her in advancing NIPOST both nationally and internationally. She assured that she would use technology to enhance the efficiency of NIPOST’s logistics, e-Commerce, and other postal services.
She emphasized that every administration should focus on maintaining its core values, fulfilling its mission, and adapting to change while striving to reach its full potential. NIPOST has a legacy established through hard work and the vision of those who served before her, and Odeyemi aims to continue and strengthen their commendable work. Her goal is not only to maintain NIPOST’s status as a leading Postal Operator but also to enhance it.
Tola Odeyemi Education
Tola Odeyemi gained her first degree, electrical electronics and communication engineering in Morgan State University. She studied electrical and systems engineering in George Washington University.
Tola Odeyemi Net Worth
Tola Odeyemi is estimated to have a net worth of over $400,000.
Tola Odeyemi Latest News/Controversy
On Monday, October 16, 2023, the employees of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) closed down the service’s headquarters in Abuja. They were protesting the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as the Chief Executive Officer/Postmaster-General.
It was reported that President Bola Tinubu had made changes to the leadership of communication agencies, including NIPOST, as announced by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale.
However, there were reports immediately after Odeyemi’s appointment that Adeyemi Adepoju, who had been removed as Postmaster General, had been reinstated. In a video that went viral, Adepoju was seen addressing some workers who claimed Tinubu had reappointed him.
In an earlier statement by NIPOST on Friday, Adepoju claimed that President Bola Ahmed had reappointed him as the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST. The statement from NIPOST cited Adepoju’s excellent leadership and performance during his previous term as the reason for his reinstatement.
However, on Monday, the protesting workers prevented the newly appointed NIPOST CEO from entering, expressing their discontent with her appointment. They believed that her appointment went against their wishes.
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