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OPINION: Happy birthday to The Defender Publisher, Bashir Adefaka at 50

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OPINION: Happy birthday to The Defender Publisher, Bashir Adefaka at 50

Bashir Adefaka

By Idris Katib

About 12 years ago, my path crossed with that of a fearless journalist in person of Alhaji Bashir Adefaka, now the MD/CEO of The Defender Media Limited. Our first meeting was in the course of my official assignment as media aide to His Excellency, Justice Bola Ajibola the Proprietor of Crescent University, Abeokuta.

I was barely employed to manage the reputation of Crescent University, the Islamic Mission for Africa (IMA) and their founder, Judge Ajibola who introduced Mr Adefaka to me as his media promoter and a Friend of Crescent University. Mr Adefaka was then a senior journalist with Vanguard newspaper in which his news stories especially interviews with top citizens scooped front pages. He had been working for Judge Ajibola years before I joined the services Crescent University as its Public Relations Executive.

I will safely describe Mr Adefaka as Ajibola’s external relations ambassador who made the job of press relations and media promotions very easy for yours truly.He used his expertise and connections within the media space to facilitate favourable positioning of our news releases, articles and features not only in Vanguard but also in other competitive tabloids.

Mr Adefaka is journalistically responsible, professionally responsive and ethically balanced in his judgement.No wonder, he is held in high esteem by editors, professional colleagues, top politicians and industry captains.

I heartily congratulate him on his auspicious Golden Jubilee, wishing him many happy returns.

e-signed
Mr Idris Katib
Senior Assistant Registrar Public Relations,
Crescent University,Abeokuta.

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