Yanju Uwala in Abeokuta
The General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of Vanguard Newspapers, Gbenga Adefaye, has been appointed as Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), located in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Penpushing reports that his appointed was made known in a statement by the Acting Registrar, Patricia Kalesanwo and signed by Chairman, Governing Council of the Institute, Chief Olusegun Osoba.
The statement explained that Adefaye would serve as Provost of the institution with effect from September 1, 2020, pending the appointment of a new Provost, stating that the appointment followed the exit of former Provost, Gbemiga Ogunleye who has served out his tenure meritiously.
Penpushing further reports that, Osoba, former Governor of Ogun State in the statement said Adefaye would serve as Provost of the institution with effect from September 1, 2020, pending the appointment of a new Provost.
The letter addressed to Adefaye dated August 26, urged him to consider his appointment as a call to service, adding, “I am pleased to inform you that the Governing Council of NIJ at its meeting on August 26 unanimously resolved to appoint you the Provost of the Institute.
“This appointment is effective from September 1, 2020, and will last until a new provost is appointed. We see this as a call to service on your part to our noble profession, which you served for many years as President of Guild of Editors’.
“We are looking to your replication of many successes you scored when you steered the affairs of the Guild at its most trying times. Be assured of my full cooperation in the major task ahead of you.”
Penpushing also reports that, Nigerian Institute of Journalism(NIJ) was established in 1963 as a Diploma-awarding monotechnic by the International Press Institute (IPI).