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I Will Resist Any Attempt To Link My Name With Fraud- Former Postmaster General, Adebayo Adewusi

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Dr Ismail Adewusi
Dr Ismail Adewusi

Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, former Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Postal Service has warned that his name must not be linked with any report of fraud.

In a statement he personally signed and sent to PMParrot on Sunday evening, the former Lagos Commissioner said “It is my decision to vehemently resist any strand of misinformation or damage to my reputation, all in an ungodly bid to seek justifications, where there is none, for some unwholesome actions.”

Read the full text of Dr Adewusi’s statement here:

My attention has been drawn to an ugly and sinister piece of publication making the rounds on account of my replacement as the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Postal Service; a position I held since December 2019 until the announcement of my suspension and subsequent replacement.

The appointment or replacement of a public official, if all due processes have been adhered to, should ordinarily not be a surprise.

But I am compelled to make this statement on the ground that some desperate attempts are being made to link my hard-earned reputation of more than six decades and more than three of those in excellent and patriotic services to the country, to some unidentified and unsubstantiated fraud.

It is my decision to vehemently resist any strand of misinformation or damage to my reputation, all in an ungodly bid to seek justifications, where there is none, for some unwholesome actions.

It should be the responsibility of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to explain the reasons for the replacement and not for anyone, either in the media or other channels, to help him with insinuations to justify the replacement. When it comes to allegation of fraud, however, there are relevant agencies of government saddled with investigating and establishing such allegation.

I make bold to say that I have conducted myself above board.

For now, I choose to remain silent on the buildup of events of the last two months or more leading to this stage, to allow the appropriate authorities, if they so decide, to officially make public the reasons for the replacement.

While it is not my intention to join issues with anyone, I make bold to say that I gave my best to NIPOST, my God-given talent which I had used in even bigger responsibilities in the past. I was saddled with a dying horse.

I brought, upon my assumption of office, innovative ideas that could bail NIPOST out in line with the modern, best global practices.  I approached the assignment with the required patriotic zeal, to keep afloat one of the undoubtedly sinking national institutions in our country.

It is, however, a tragedy that some forces are bent on seeing to the final burial of agencies which, if revamped, could add value to the national economy, create more jobs, and be primed to compete with their pairs in other parts of the world.

Signed: Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, PhD

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