By Taiye Olayemi
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has appointed Mr Andrew Okungbowa, a travel journalist, as his new Chief Press Secretary.
This is contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie.
According to SSG, Okungbowa’s appointment takes immediate effect.
Okungbowa, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Benin, also holds a Masters Degree in English from the University of Lagos.
He was a former president of the Association Travel and Tourism writers of Nigeria ( ANJET) and weekend editor with the Daily Telegraph newspapers in Lagos.
Well travelled Okungbowa was, at a point in his career, a staff of the Guardian Newspapers.
He had helped in stabilising the Association of Tour Operators of Nigeria (NATOP) as its Executive Secretary.
Before his appointment, Okungbowa was Special Adviser, Inter-government Relations to the President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereweum Onung. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Dianabasi Effiong/Deji Abdulwahab