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Osoba heads NIJ Governing Council


The Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) has appointed a former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, as its new Chairman.

This followed the demise of its late chairman, Alhaji Ismaila Isa.Members of council in session unanimously adopted the former governor at its meeting, yesterday, after the Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Sam Amuka, introduced him as the new chairman of the council.

According to the minute of the meeting signed by the Acting Registrar, Mrs. Patricia Kalesanwo, the meeting, presided by Osoba, was also attended by President, Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Mr. Nduka Obaigbena. Osoba is occupying this position 30 years after he served as the council chairman.

The Council says its decision to appoint the former governor for the position again is to “explore his wealth of knowledge, administrative skill, professional depth and goodwill to reposition the Institute in this era of technology-driven communication industry.”


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