Femi Adesina, former Special Adviser to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, is set to assume the position of Executive Vice Chairman at The Sun Newspaper on 1 September.
Adesina made this known in an interview with The Crest on 26 May, his last working day. This new appointment was approved by the company’s founder, Senator Orji Kalu.
Adesina shared the background behind his new role, stating, “I came from TheSun 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.”
The Crest also reported that the delayed start of Adesina’s new job is to allow him to have a well-deserved rest after serving as the ex-President’s spokesman for eight years, during which he was unable to take leave. Adesina expressed his intention to find a quiet place in the world to write his memoirs during this period.
Adesina, who had previously served as the president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), was appointed as Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) by ex-President Buhari on 31 May, 2015.