Communications Minister appoints new spokesman amid ex-aide’s salary saga


Minister of Communications, Barrister (Dr) Adebayo Shittu, has approved the appointment of Mr. Bolaji Oladimeji Kazeem, as his new Special Assistant (media).

This was made known in a press statement issued by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mr Henshaw Ogubuike.

According to the statement, “Mr. Bolaji Kazeem was a Press Secretary at the Special Duties Office (SDO) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. He was part of media team of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment from 2007-2015 before he was posted to Special Duties Office from Federal Ministry of Information.

“Mr. Bolaji has participated in both local and International conferences and seminars such as Annual Seminar for Industry, Trade and Investment Correspondents and Editors, Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), Trade Facilitation (Establishment of Transnational Border Market Pilot Project in Okerete), Quarterly Luncheon with Business Leaders, 2010 Shanghai Expo, China and Nigeria Business Forum, Beijing, Interactive session on Investment drive, New Delhi, America and Africa Business Forum, Washington, Kenya-Nigeria Business Forum Nairobi, etc.

“He attended the University of Ibadan, International Institute of Journalism and Nasarawa State University for his higher and professional education as well as Master of Public Administration. He is a full member of Nigeria Union of Journalism, Federal Ministry of Information Chapel.”

The appointment is coming amid allegation by Shittus’s ex-media aide, Victor Oluwadamilare that he is being owed 28-months salary arrears.


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