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Sunday, February 23, 2020

History made as The Herald gets first female acting GM

A new acting General Manager has been appointed for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation (The Herald Newspapers).

She is Mrs Falilat Adetoun Olaoye.

Until her new appointment, Mrs Olaoye was the Director of Advertisements in the newspapers.

Her appointment followed a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Professor Saba Mamman Jibril, which directed that the most senior officer of the corporation take over as the acting General Manager.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had on Wednesday, relieved Abdulrasaq Adebayo as the General Manager of The Herald Newspapers alongside that of Radio Kwara, Abdullateef Adedeji.

A statement from the State Commissioner for Communications, Alhaji Muritala Olarewaju, directed the former General Managers to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective organizations pending the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers.

There was jubilation at the premises of The Herald Newspapers on Friday evening following the appointment of Mrs Olaoye as the acting General Manager, as she is the first female to head the corporation.

Staff of the newspapers, who expressed joy over the appointment of Mrs Olaoye as the acting General Manager, pledged their support to the new boss.

In separate statements, leaders of the two Unions in the Corporation called on the Gov. to speed up the process of confirmation for the new General Manager so as to further cement the history making event.

The NUPPPPROW Chairman of The Herald Chapter, Mr Abiodun Abdulrasaq said the appointment of Mrs Olaoye is a further confirmation of the Governor's commitment to fair play and justice.

Also a statement signed by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of The Herald Chapel of NUJ, Emmanuel Ogar felicitated with the new acting General Manager assuring her of the unalloyed support of all staff of the Corporation.

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