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Spokesperson For Ex-President Buhari Femi Adesina Secures New Job


On September 1, Femi Adesina, a former special adviser to former president Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, will take over as executive vice chairman of The Sun Newspaper.

Before being hired as the president’s spokesperson, Mr. Adesina served as the newspaper’s managing editor and editor-in-chief. On May 26, his last day of work, he spoke with The Crest about the new assignment, which the company’s founder, senator Orji Kalu, had approved.

“I came from The Sun newspaper. I was the MD/Editor-in-Chief (of the publishing company). And when I wanted to leave, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu said ‘Don’t resign. You may get to the government and you don’t like it. You can always come back. Or, you may get to the government and stay eight years; you can always come back. I’m going to make you the Executive Vice Chairman of the company.’ Not only did he say it, he issued me the letter. Yes, I have the letter”, Mr Adesina said in the interview.

The Crest further reported that the long duration to start the new job is to allow Mr Adesina “enjoy a well-deserved rest having been unable to go on leave throughout the eight years he served as the ex-President’s spokesman.”

it said the former presidential aide intends to go to “a quiet place somewhere in the world to write his memoirs”.

Mr Adesina was appointed Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) by ex-President Buhari on 31 May, 2015. He had served as the president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).