The cold war between the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu and the Nigerian Postal Service over the collection of stamp duty has resulted in the sacking of the acting Postmaster General of the Federation, Mr. Enoch Ogun.
Trouble started for Ogun when on Tuesday he was summoned to the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja along with his Deputy Postmaster General.
At the meeting, which was presided over by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Sonny Echeno, the acting post master general was told that Mr. Shittu had approved his retirement and directed that he should hand over to the most senior officer in the service, Dr. Richard Balami.
Although Ogun was due to retire from NIPOST by the end of December 2015, he was directed to remain in office until a substantive Postmaster General was appointed.
Subsequently, it was learnt that Balami’s appointment was announced as the new acting PMG via a circular.