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Breaking: Osoba replaces Isa Funtua as NIJ Board chair

Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba has been named the new Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ).

Osoba will be replacing Isa Funtua who died recently.

Renown journalist, Ray Ekpu, will serve as vice chairman in the new Governing Board.

Also, Mr. Gbemiga Ogunleye has been elected as Provost of the institution.

The former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba has been unanimously appointed as the new Council Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos, thirty years after he left the position.

The appointment was announced on Tuesday after meeting by the governing council of the Institute held at its chamber, the first since the passage of the late chairman Alhaji Ismaila Isa, and was attended by the President of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria(NPAN) Mr. Nduka Obaigbena

The Publisher and veteran journalist Mr, Sam Omuka introduced the new Chairman of the council who was unanimously adopted by member of the council in session, while a former President of Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Ray Ekpu was also appointed as Deputy Chairman

It further reports that, a statement by the Acting Registrar of the Institute Mrs. Patricia Kalesanwo said, the assumption of Osoba as the chairman of the council 30 years after he left the position is to explore wealth of knowledge, administrative skill, professional depth, and godwill to reposition the institute in this era of technology driven communication industry.

The meeting also resolved that the chairman of the NIJ alumni association be incorporated in to the council in Ex-officio capacity with no voting tight, explaining that, this is to enable the old student to appropriately contribute to the positioning of their alma matter.

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