Kwara state-owned newspaper, The Herald gets new GM

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Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has approved the appointment of Mr Clement Yomi Adeboye as the new General Manager of The Herald newspaper — one of the oldest state-owned newspapers in Nigeria.

Adeboye, who hails from Esie in Irepodun local government, was until the appointment the (daily) Editor of the Herald.

A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor today in Ilorin, the state capital confirms this appointment.

“This appointment is based on his track records of achievements in print media sector and professional acumen in particular. It is the expectation of the state government that he will bring his rich professional ability, dedication, competence and indeed his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his duties.

“The appointment means he now assumes overall responsibility for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation and editorial guardianship of all the titles published by it.

“He comes to the job with over 20 years of cognate experience as a journalist and poet. Adeboye had worked in various Newsrooms in Nigeria, including at AM NEWS, TheNEWS, and The Herald.

“He was educated at Esie/Iludun (ANG) Grammar School, Esie; School of Basic Studies, Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin; and the University of Ilorin, Ilorin,” the statement said.

Ajakaye wrote further, “Adeboye also attended various professional trainings, including at the Independent Journalism Centre, ZUS BUREAU. He is an alumnus of the #AirtelChangeYourStory training in Multimedia, Social Media and Mobile Journalism.

“Adeboye is a member of the IPI, the global network of Editors, Media Executives, Communication Scholars, Senior Journalists/Media Executives and experts in the communication industry on press freedom.”

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