Femi Adesina, the former Special Adviser to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, is set to assume the role of Executive Vice Chairman at The Sun Newspaper starting from September 1st.
Adesina, who previously held positions as the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, disclosed this information during an interview with The Crest on May 26th, his last working day.
The appointment as Executive Vice Chairman was approved by the company’s founder, Senator Orji Kalu.
Adesina shared that when he expressed his intention to leave The Sun newspaper, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu advised him not to resign, offering him the opportunity to return if he didn’t enjoy his government role or even after serving for eight years.
Consequently, Senator Kalu issued him a letter appointing him as the Executive Vice Chairman, as confirmed by Adesina.
According to The Crest, there is a time gap before Adesina starts his new position to allow him to take a well-deserved rest.
During his eight-year tenure as the ex-President’s spokesperson, he was unable to take leave. The report also mentioned that Adesina intends to retreat to a peaceful location to write his memoirs.
Before he was appointed Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) by ex-President Buhari on May 31, 2015, Femi Adesina served as the president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE)