Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of Ilorin-born veteran journalist, Mr Kayode Aremu as the new General Manager of Radio Kwara, The Ravens has learnt.
This appointment was confirmed by a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor earlier today. According to the statement, the appointment takes immediate effect.
Findings by The Ravens show that Aremu takes the position from Mr Tajudeen Onikoko, who has been in the acting capacity.
Until his appointment, Aremu was General Manager of Sobi FM, a private radio station in Ilorin, Kwara State. Mr Aremu, who hails from Ilorin, was born in 1968. A graduate of English at the University of Ilorin, Aremu speaks English, Hausa, and Yoruba.
According to the statement, Aremu was appointed based on his “track records of achievements in the broadcast industry and professional acumen in particular”.
“Mr Aremu perfectly fits into the vision of the Governor to equip, project, and rebrand Radio Kwara as the number one radio station in not just the state but in the entire north-central region,” the statement read.
The statement adds: “Aremu has a rich background in the media world as a crack reporter whose professional experiences spanned broadcast and print media, including working with the British Broadcast Corporation as a stringer who coordinated reports for the global outfit from Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta region between 2012 and 2014.
“His professional career traversed the Sunray Newspaper in Port Harcourt (NYSC); PM News (Staff Reporter); The News (Staff Reporter/Researcher); City People (Senior Staff Writer); Magnus Pix Ilorin (Manager, Operations); Radio Kwara (Editorial); STV/Rhythm 95.7FM (Head of News); Radio Port Harcourt (Director of News); BBC (Stringer); and Sobi FM (General Manager) which he brought to stardom.