Femi Adesina, the former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari is set to begin his new role as the Executive Vice Chairman at The Sun Newspaper on September 1.
Mr Adesina, who previously held the positions of Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief at the newspaper before becoming the presidential spokesperson, shared this information in an interview with The Crest on May 26, his final working day. He revealed that the newspaper’s founder, Senator Orji Kalu, approved his appointment as Executive Vice Chairman.
“I came from The Sun newspaper. I was the MD/Editor-in-Chief (of the publishing company). And when I wanted to leave, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu said, ‘Don’t resign. You may get to the government, and you don’t like it. You can always come back. Or, you may get to the government and stay eight years; you can always come back. I’m going to make you the Executive Vice Chairman of the company.’ Not only did he say it, he issued me the letter. Yes, I have the letter”, Mr Adesina said in the interview.
According to The Crest, the delayed start of Femi Adesina’s new job is to allow him to rest properly. He could not take any leave during his eight-year tenure as the ex-President’s spokesperson. The report also mentioned that Mr Adesina plans to find a peaceful location somewhere in the world to write his memoirs.
Femi Adesina was appointed Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) by ex-President Buhari on May 31, 2015. He had previously served as the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) president.