Ajimobi appoints Bolaji Tunji as new spokesman, redeploys Yomi Layinka

Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has appointed former board member of the Sun newspaper, Mr Bolaji Tunji as his new Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy.

Tunji replaces Yomi Layinka who assumes a new job as his Special Adviser, Ibadan Media City Project.

A statement issued by Secretary to the state government, Mr Olalekan Alli, said Tunji’s appointment takes immediate effect.

The new spokesperson had also served as Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the New Telegraph newspaper, Editor of Daily Independent, The Guardian, Daily Times, The defunct Comet, Nation and National Mirror newspaper.

An alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Tunji began his journalism career at the Guardian newspaper in March 1993.

Layinka’s new job is to oversee the proposed transformation of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) into a massive and formidable media, entertainment and cultural hub for South-West Nigeria.

He is saddled with the responsibility of transforming the corporation into a hub that would include television and radio broadcasting production studios, theme parks/resorts, hospitality centre, a media academy and hosting venue for major live events in the sub-region.

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