Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has appointed an Executive Director with The Sun , Mr. Bolaji Tunji, as his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy.
He replaces Mr. Yomi Layinka, who is now to oversee the Ibadan Media City Project.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Olalekan Alli, said Layinka would oversee the proposed transformation of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) into a massive and formidable media, entertainment and cultural hub for the Southwest.
Prior his new appointment, Tunji was the Executive Director for Special Duties and a member of the board of The Sun, where he took a leave of absence to assume his new role.
An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at Ile-Ife in Osun State, the new governor’s spokesman was the pioneer Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The New Telegraph.
He began his journalism career at The Guardian in March 1993, from where he joined Daily Independent as pioneer Deputy News Editor in 2001 and had a meteoric rise to the position of an Editor.
Tunji also had a stint with the Daily Times before joining the defunct The Comet, and later The Nation.
At The Nation, he was the pioneer Editor of the Saturday title before joining the repackaged National Mirror as pioneer Sunday Editor and later Editor of National Mirror, the flagship of the Global Media Mirror Limited titles.
He left the National Mirror to assist in setting up The New Telegraph, where he served as the pioneer MD/EIC before he was appointed the Executive Director for Special Duties of The Sun.
Tunji is married and is blessed with male and female children.