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Meet Miss Tola Odeyemi, NIPOST’s first female Postmaster General



Miss Tola Odeyemi, the new Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), on Monday (October 16, 2023), assumed duty.

Who is Tola Odeyemi?

Odeyemi is an experienced and professional engineer with over 15 years of wealth of knowledge spanning both public and private sectors in Technology Policy and Government regulatory roles.


Her background is in Electrical and Systems Engineering.

She had worked in senior capacities at both state and Federal Government levels.

Odeyemi is also the first female to hold the position since NIPOST came into existence in 1995.

Before her appointment by President Bila Ahmed Tinubu as NIPOST Postmaster General, she was;

  • 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 [2004].

Odeyemi, while addressing the management staff, pledged to build on the legacy of her predecessors to advance the postal organization locally and globally.

She promised to leverage technology and make NIPOST logistics, e-Commerce, and other postal services arms efficient.

“The essence of every administration lies in the ability to ensure continuity, while staying focused on its core values and mandate, while striving to maximize its potentials, and adapting to change.

“NIPOST has a legacy that was forged by hard work and the vision of those before me, and posterity will indeed be kind to them.

“I came to build on the commendable work of my predecessors, my aspirations are not only to solidify NIPOST status as a leading Postal Operator.

“As I assume this role, I also want to make NIPOST a world class e- commerce and logistics hub,” the PMG said.


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