The National Working Committee of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has appointed Mrs. Oyeyemi Kolapo as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party.
In a statement issued by the National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu, the party expressed confidence that Mrs Kolapo had the needed experience to advance the party’s communication network.
“Mrs Kolapo, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, is a consummate professional, an outstanding media consultant, publisher, and effective leader. We are confident that she will give our party the fillip needed as we struggle to right the wrongs in the Nigerian political setting and build a model continental brand.ADVERTISEMENT
“In our quest for a robust and effective communication network, she is a perfect fit, and her great spirit of volunteerism, patriotism, commitment to high values and progressive politics will impact our nation’s political space and peoples in resounding ways,” he said.
Mrs. Kolapo is the Chief Executive Officer of Right-Dev Limited (Publishers and Media Consultants). She holds BSc and MSc degrees in Economics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
She also attended the Michigan State University, United States of America, where she completed the Responsible Governance Programme under the MSU-UJ Exchange Programme.
She served as Senior Special Assistant, Corporate Communications, to the Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, CON.
Before her appointment as the SSA to the Honourable Minister, she rose to become the first female Group Business Editor of Punch Newspapers, and maintained the popular backpage column on economic matters (Compass) for the newspaper for many years.
A Fellow of the West African Society for Communications and Administration, Kolapo is credited among the media for the successful rebranding of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, under the former administration, as a frontline Ministry as far as news coverage was concerned, in line with its new mandate as the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.