Osun State Governor Adeboyega Oyetola, has appointed Mr. Ismail Omipidan as his Chief Press Secretary.
Omipidan appointment followed the resignation of Adeniyi Adesina on a mutual consent to return to The Nations Newspaper.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, stated that the appointment takes effect from Monday, August 5.
Until his appointment, Omipidan, 44, a native of Ila Orangun, was an Assistant Editor, in charge of Politics at The Sun Publishing Limited, Lagos.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
Drawing on about 20 years of journalism practice, right from his days in Kaduna Polytechnic, as Editor-in-Chief of a training Magazine, Kadascope, Omipidan, had worked with The Comet, Weekly Trust, The Week Magazine, The Guardian, The Spectator and The Punch, which was specifically for a four month internship.
He joined The Sun as a pioneer staff in 2003, as Senior Correspondent, from where he rose through the ranks to the position of an Assistant Editor.
Omipidan, an active member of the Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ), was at various times acting Secretary, Correspondents’ Chapel, NUJ Borno State; Secretary, SWAN Borno State; Chairman, Senate Press Corps National Assembly, Abuja; Treasurer NUJ, Kaduna State Council; Vice Chairman NUJ Kaduna State Council and acting chairman, NUJ, Kaduna State Council.