By Abiodun Esan
Ilorin, Aug. 5, 2020 Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed Clement Adeboye, as the new General Manager of the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation, publishers of The Herald newspapers.
Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary (CPS), to Gov AbdulRazaq, announced this in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the new GM is a seasoned journalist, creative writer and member of the International Press Institute (IPI).
NAN also reports that Adeboye hails from Esie in Irepodun local government and was until the appointment the Editor, Daily, of The Herald, one of the oldest state-owned newspapers in Nigeria.
“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,” Ajakaye said.
The new GM has over 20 years of cognate experience as a journalist and poet.
Adeboye had worked in various Newsrooms in Nigeria, including AM NEWS, TheNEWS and The Herald.
He attended Esie/Iludun (ANG) Grammar School, Esie; School of Basic Studies, Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin; and the University of Ilorin.
Adeboye also attended various professional trainings, including the Independent Journalism Centre, ZUS BUREAU and is an alumnus of the #AirtelChangeYourStory training in Multimedia, Social Media and Mobile Journalism.
He 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.
Adeboye is an avid reader, who loves photography, nature, culture, tourism, and football. He is married with children.