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NIPOST PHILATELY:FG SAYS “REFINING THE COUNTRY’S……………

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NIPOST PHILATELY:FG SAYS “REFINING THE COUNTRY’S………………

By:Safiya Abdulrahim Dabban

 

The Federal Government says it is refining the country’s philately industry to preserve the nation’s unity, global historical influence and cultural heritage.

Philately is the collection of postage stamps for historical references.

The Post-Master General of the Federation and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST Mr Sunday Adepoju stated this in a message in Abuja to the launch of the Pan African Postal Union, PAPU Commemorative stamp and virtual launch of its Headquarters Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania.

Mr Adepoju who was represented by the Director, Planning and Development of NIPOST, Dr Thomas Gaga said the Philately industry which has defined the unique identity of Nigeria over the last century had been part of Nigeria’s global cultural and historical trajectory.

Mr Adepoju said the Pan-African Postal Union, PAPU which had been instrumental and supportive to grassroots development in Nigeria is considered a strategic partner of the Federal Government in consonance with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the Bola Tinubu led administration.

The Chairman of the Philately Club of Nigeria, Abuja, Mr Abu Usman said the philately industry is worth billions of dollars in the global space and was fast developing with philately clubs springing up in various parts of the country.

The Pan-African Postal Union which consist 45 member countries was created in 1980 to develop postal services to achieve rapid development in Africa.

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