NIJ shops for new Provost, elects Ray Ekpu as Deputy Board Chairman.

The Board of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) is shopping for a new Provost as the elongated term of the present Provost extended by 18 months expires by the end of August 2020.

The term of the incumbent, Mr. Gbenga Ogunleye expires on Monday, 31st August after it was extended for 18 months by the Council.

The Council pronounced the position vacant after its meeting under the new Chairman, Aremo Olusegun Osoba and the Council elected former President NPAN, Mr. Ray Ekpu as the Deputy Chairman of the Board.

Registrar of the NIJ, Mrs. Patricia Kalesanwo made this known in a statement made available to Patmos Media Line on Wednesday

Mrs. Kalesanwo said Aremo Osoba was coming back as Chairman of the Board 30 years after he left the position because the Council wants “to explore his wealth of knowledge, administrative skills, professional depth and goodwill to reposition the Institute in this era of technology driven communication industry.”

The Council commended the NPAN President, Nduka Obaigbena; media guru, Sam Amuka Pemu and the late Ismaila Isa Funtua for the indefatigable way they steered the leadership of the Institute.

The Council directed that the Chairman of the NIJ Alumni Association be incorporated into the Board in ex-officio capacity with no voting right so that the old students can be carried along to contribute to their Alma Mata.

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