President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Ambassador Adekunle Adeleke, as State Chief of Protocol. The newly appointe
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Ambassador Adekunle Adeleke, as State Chief of Protocol.
The newly appointed SCoP, assumed duty today, Monday 29th.
An accomplished lawyer, the Oyo State born career diplomat joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1993 and rose through the ranks, serving in various missions abroad and at the Headquarters, including the State House.
His appointment is considered well-deserved by his colleagues as he takes over from Ambassador Lawal Kazuare.
Adeleke comes to the job with a huge pedigree as a career Foreign Service Officer which he is expected to deploy to change the face of diplomatic protocol in the Villa.
His last appointed was as Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and Ambassador to Ethiopia, where he served with distinction and represented the country creditably and honourably.
Alake was commissioner for information and strategy in Lagos State between 1999–2007 when Tinubu was the governor.
In 2014, he was appointed as the director of media and communication of the Buhari campaign organisation – his return to national politics after a brief hiatus from public roles.
As a journalist, Akale worked with Concord Press publishers as a writer and editor. After a year, he became a columnist in the National Concord and served in that capacity until 1989.
He was appointed editor of Sunday Concord in the same year and held the position till 1995 before becoming the editor of the National Concord.
The president also appointed Olusegun Dada as his Special Assistant on Digital Media.