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Buhari sacks Postmaster-General over stamp duty controversy

30 March 2016, 08:36

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the acting Postmaster General of the Federation, Enoch Ogun.

Ogun was sacked following the rift between him and the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu over the collection of stamp duty.

The Ministry of Communications and the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) were on a collision course over the appointment of agents for the collection of stamp duties in several sectors of the economy.

Also read: FG commits to transformation of Post Office

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.

Ogun has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer in the organisation, Dr. Richard Balami.

Until his appointment, Balami was DPMG, Special Duties.

- News 24


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