December 7, 2022

World Post Day: UPU urges stakeholders To Take Concrete Steps To Tackle Climate Change

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Director Generaln of Universal Postal Union, Masahiko Metoki

As NIPOST commences awareness to mark the event

In commemoration of this year’s World Postal Day, the Director General, of Universal Postal Union, Masahiko Metoki has urged stakeholders within the sector to take concrete steps in reducing climate change, and other environmental challenges facing the world.

The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Post for Planet’.

Mikki in a statement advocated that “fighting climate change is no small task. Real action requires real investment, but these investments will pay dividends towards our future, he noted.

According to him, “We can no longer ignore the climate emergency. Drastic changes in our environment are beginning to have dramatic impacts on our daily lives and livelihoods.

Director General of Universal Postal Union, Masahiko Metoki

“I urge the governments of UPU member countries to work with both public and private partners to secure climate investments for the postal sector.

“I call on Posts to revive the spirit of innovation that helped them support their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Use this experience to find innovative solutions that will reduce your carbon footprint, and let it serve as a benchmark for finding appropriate and impactful responses to support your communities.

“Finally, I ask the billions of people who use the Post each day to support our sector as we work to build a better, brighter future”, he said. World Post Day is celebrated each year on the 9th of October.

Alongside other programmes planned to mark the day in Nigeria, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has commenced, Road Shows and awareness creation to celebrate the day across the State Postal Offices.

Also,o State Postal Offices organized a Customers’ Forum to appreciate loyal customers for their consistent patronage over the years.

The event was declared by the Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) creation in 1874.

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