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BOOK PRESENTATION: TECHNIQUES OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNANCE & FOREIGN TRAVELS, PORTS/BORDER POSTS & IMMIGRATION MATTERS

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BOOK PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNANCE & FOREIGN TRAVELS, PORTS/BORDER POSTS & IMMIGRATION MATTERS AUTHOR: FEMI ADELEGAN Date: Tuesday April 10, 2018 VENUE: MERIT HOUSE, MAITAMA DISTRICT, ABUJA TIME: 11.00 AM PROMPT AKINYEMI BAMIDELE FAROUNBI: THE ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL TERRIFIC HEADLINES is proud to present the ENDORSEMENT that sort of confers legitimacy on the postulations of the author and contents of the new book. First, the question that arises is: Who is YEMI FAROUNBI? Akinyemi Bamidele Farounbi, Ph.D; veteran broadcaster, public administrator, and politician wears many caps. ‘Yemi Farounbi, as he is widely known will, from all indications, will go down in history at the end of his terrestrial journey as that professional who impacted the lives of several thousands of his mentees and other people as a silent humanist and mentor who encouraged professional excellence. He joined the WNTV-WNBS, Ibadan, where he crossed over to NTA in 1976, emerging the station’s General Manager. On account of his principles and adherence to the ethics of the profession, he was moved to NTA, Akure, a fledgling station where he spent only six months before his appointment as Chairman, old Oyo State Directorate of Information, encompassing all the information organs of government. In this capacity, Farounbi was given a free hand by the Bola Ige administration to establish the Television Service of Oyo State, now BCOS-TV, Ibadan. Some say he could have made a fortune in public offices he has held, if he so wished, but decided to maintain a clean record of achievements. Uncle Yemi, as we fondly address him was Consultant and later Managing Consultant, Ondo State Radiovision Corporation, Akure; Member of the Committee on the Programming Philosophy of OGBC Radio, Abeokuta:1976; and Consultant on recruitment of pioneer staff of OGTV, Abeokuta: 1981.  He served as Member, Oyo State Council of Arts and Culture, Ibadan: 1979-1983; Member, Governing Council, Yaba College of Technology: 1985-91; Part-time Lecturer, Department of Language and Communication Arts, University of Ibadan teaching post-graduate classes in History of Communication Thought, Media Planning and Techniques:1985-1992; Part-time Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, The Polytechnic, Ibadan teaching, Public Relations Advertising, and Communication Theory:1985-1991. He was Chairman Deolag Advertising Ltd; Ibadan:1983-85; Chairman, Delphi Communications Ltd, an AAPN registered agency, Lagos:1985-1995. Was Chairman, Daily Times of Nigeria Plc, Lagos: 2000-2004. Farounbi was Chairman, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Osogbo:2000-2010, established Living Spring 104.5 FM, Orisun Radio 89.5, a complete Yoruba radio service, Channel…

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