The search for a new skilled media and communication expert is currently underway at the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) after its former Assistant General Manager and Head Media and Communication, Sulaiman Aledeh, tendered his resignation, a year after he joined the power company.
Mr Aledeh, who joined the EKEDC team a year ago to boost the disco’s corporate communication in Lagos, was reported to have left his position and returned to the media industry where he had spent over a decade shaping the journalism profession and garnering fame in Nigeria.
The main reason for his resignation SecretReporters sources squealed is that the company shifted the goal post in the middle of the game. They suddenly woke up and didn’t want him going live on TV or doing any media gig on the other side.
This was as the former assistant manager was said to have recently started actively discussing issues that were affecting Nigerians especially on COVID19 related cases and has also featured on news segments for international media organization after leaving the electricity distributor firm.
According to a staff, who spoke on anonymity, Sulaiman Aledeh resuscitated the power company’s communication medium that was redundant for years and gave customers confidence that their complaints would always be heard and resolved appropriately. Using his understanding of the global trend, he strengthened corporate communication, customer and company relations, through different social media handles to ensure instantaneous communication and feedback.
When our correspondent contacted him after learning of the development, the ace broadcaster stated that he left so that he can freely practice core media; broadcasting and publishing as he solicited for continuous support for Eko Electricity.
“People say they have made a complete 360-degree change in their life to imply that they have completely changed from the way they used to be. However, going 360 degrees means that you have returned to the exact same place you started. Which would mean you didn’t change at all. A 180-degree change would mean that you are the complete opposite which is what most people are trying to say”, Aledeh stated via his WhatsApp status.
SecretReporters can authoritatively report that many government spokesmen still writes for various news outfit and owns blogs and online newspapers. Femi Adesina still runs his blog and writes columns on Sun Newspaper as President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media. Reuben Abati as Goodluck Jonathan publicist was also actively involved in outside media.