Osun State governor, Mr. Adeboyega Oyetola, has appointed Mr. Ismail Omipidan as his new Chief Press Secretary.

Omipidan, a native of Ila Orangun, the headquarters of Ila Local Government Area of Osun State, was an Assistant Editor, in charge of Politics at The Sun Publishing Limited, Lagos.

The new CPS took over from Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, who resigned on mutual consent.

A statement on Wednesday signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, said the appointment took effect from Monday, August 5.

The new head of Osun governor’s Press Crew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

An alumnus of the University of Maiduguri, Omipidan had worked with The Comet, Weekly Trust, The Week Magazine, The Guardian, The Spectator, and The Punch.

He was said to have joined The Sun as a pioneer staff in 2003 as Senior Correspondent, from where he rose through the ranks to the position of an Assistant Editor.