The Editor, Saturday Sun, Mr. Femi Babafemi has being appointed as the Director of Media and Advocacy National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The appointment, which takes immediate effect, will enable the appointee to leverage on his almost two and a half decades experience in journalism, media, and strategic communications to lead the publicity and advocacy campaigns of the agency as envisioned by its new Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig.-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd.).
The board and management of The Sun Publishing Limited have since approved a leave of absence for Babafemi to enable him to take up the national assignment.
Babafemi holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and a Bachelor of Arts in the English Language from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
Besides, he holds certificates in Communication Strategies, Royal Institute Of Public Administration (RIPA), London, 2008; Managing People For Strategic Advantage, Lagos Business School, Pan-African University, Lagos, 2009; and Effective Public Relations Planning, The Management School, London, 2011.
The appointee, who joined The Sun in 2003 as a pioneer worker, left as Deputy News Editor in 2008 when he joined the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity.
He returned to The Sun in April 2012 as an Assistant Editor and was promoted to Deputy Editor in June 2013. In January 2017, he was appointed the substantive Editor of Saturday Sun.
With over 24 years post-graduation experience in Journalism, Media and Public Relations, Communication Strategies, and Reputation Management, Babafemi started his career in the pen profession in the defunct National Concord.