After Spending 8 Years with Buhari at Villa, Femi Adesina Gets New Appointment


Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina, 2018

Femi Adesina, former Special Adviser to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, will take over as Executive Vice Chairman of The Sun Newspapers on September 1.

Adesina, who formerly served as the newspaper's Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, revealed this in a recent interview with The Crest.

The nomination was approved by Senator Orji Kalu, the company's founder.

When Adesina indicated his desire to leave The Sun publications, Kalu persuaded him not to resign, promising him the chance to return if he didn't love his government post or even after serving for eight years.

Adesina said in the interview, “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.”

He was unable to take time off throughout his eight-year term as the ex-President's spokesperson.

According to the story, Adesina plans to escape to a calm place to write his memoirs.

Before being designated Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) by ex-President Buhari on May 31, 2015, Adesina was the president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).

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