Mallam Umar Kaboji Musa has been appointed as the General Manager of EMS Nigeria, the courier arm of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).
His appointment followed the retirement of the erstwhile General Manager, Mallam Mundi Gani Mohammed from the federal public service upon the attainment of the statutory 60 years of age.
At a short but impressive handing over ceremony at the EMS Headquarters in Lagos recently, Mohammed was full of praise to NIPOST management, his predecessors in office and the entire staff and management for the robust support and cooperation received during his short but eventful tenure as EMS Nigeria helms man.
He said that the achievement he recorded in the areas of quality of service, staff welfare and relationship with stakeholders, were not only visible but commendable. He appealed to members of staff of EMS Nigeria to extend the same support, cooperation and loyalty to the newly appointed General Manager.
Mohammed admitted that there were challenges during his tenure, but he assured the Musa that with the caliber of management and staff of EMS Nigeria, there is no doubt such challenges would be easily surmounted to move the venture far beyond where it is at the moment.
Responding, Musa commended the outgoing General Manager for the achievement recorded in the venture during his tenure, and wished him success in his future endeavor as he bowed out of public service. He assured the management and staff of EMS Nigeria that he was not a stranger to EMS having served in the venture between 1992 and 1993, with a specialised training on EMS in Rotterdam, Holland.
With my experience, training and of course, the support and cooperation of all, I promise to harness the huge potential of EMS Nigeria to the benefit of all stakeholders.
Manager, Corporate Communications, EMS Nigeria, Mr. Hezekiah Umanah, said Musa immediately hit the ground running on his first day of resumption of duty. According to him, he toured major EMS offices in Lagos to assess the situation on ground. “At the EMS offices in Ikeja, Lagos Island and Shomolu, he bemoaned the constraint of office space, poor power supply which affects the electronic keying in of acceptance and delivery information and assured the staff that he would see what is possible within available resources. He also promised that he would not shirk his responsibility to drive staffers nationwide to put in their best and accept responsibility for their action or inaction”, Umanah said.
The management staff assisted Mohammed to cut a surprise birthday cake they provided to mark his 60th birthday. Prayers were said for his good health and long life, as well as for the success of NIPOST, EMS Nigeria and the success of the new General Manager on his new assignment.