Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, 1st June, 2015, congratulated the duo of the President of the Guild of Editors, Mr Femi Adesina; and the Director of the Media and Publicity of All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APCPCC), Mallam Garba Shehu on their appointments as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President respectively.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, Governor Ambode described the appointment of Adesina, who is also Managing Director of the Sun Publishing Limited as well deserved.
He said as President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Adesina upped the ante in terms of performance, integrity and credibility rating of Nigerian media, expressing the belief that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear on the management of the media image of the President at this critical juncture of the nation’s history.
In the same vein, the Governor said that the appointment of Shehu who headed the Media and Publicity team of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation as apt.
According to him, the Shehu team ran an issue based unrivaled media campaign, demonstrating the intellectual depth of APC and its leaders.
He therefore wished the new appointees successful tenure in office and prayed that they would use their good offices to stimulate issue based discourse that would set the agenda in the Nigerian polity.