President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers, Mr. Femi Adesina, as his Special Adviser (SA) on Media and Publicity.
The appointment which comes less than two weeks to the inauguration of Buhari, represents the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain’s first major appointments into his cabinet.
Adesina’s appointment, though yet to be formally announced, is said to have been concluded but merely waiting for some formality before the official announcement.
It was gathered that the management of The Sun Newspaper is already concluding plans to re-organise its management structure following Adesina’s impending departure.
Adesina who only recently was re-elected President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) for another term of two years, was returned unopposed at the 2015 biennial convention of the Guild which held in Lagos by his colleagues, most of whom described his tenure as the “best the Guild has ever had.”
With his new appointment, Adesina also becomes the second person to be so appointed while serving as the president of the Guild of Editors. The first person was the late Mrs. Remi Oyo, who was the SA, Media and Publicity to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.