NIPOST Launches New N255 Stamp

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To mark the Pan African Postal Union Tower launch in Arusha, Tanzania, the Nigerian Postal Service has unveiled a N255 commemorative stamp.

Mr Sunday Adepopu, the Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST disclosed this during the unveiling ceremony in Abuja.

Adepopu, who was represented by NIPOST’s Director of Planning and Development, Dr Thomas Gaja, explained that postage stamps were globally regarded as one of the most effective means to supply information about a country’s history, and that postage stamps were essential assets in the components of the economy of every country and an infrastructure for development.

Adepoju said, “Today, we are celebrating the history, cultural heritage, and diversity of the African continent. NIPOST in conjunction with PAPU member states, today released a single postage stamp that is N250 in value with a surcharge of N5.

“Being an African Joint Stamp Issue, all member states of the union are required to incorporate into the design, an iconic emblem or national natural artefact of their choice in their respective countries.”

In conclusion, Adepoju explained that the Nigerian version of the stamp depicted the historic Zuma Rock, and tyethe PAPU Tower located in Arusha, Tanzania.

 

 

 

 

 

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