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BOOK PREVIEW: LITERARY ENGAGEMENT: A PEEP INTO INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & MIGRATION ISSUES AS FEMI ADELEGAN RELEASES TWO NEW BOOKS

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By: Oyesiku Adelu In this preview, I will treat both the messenger (author) and the message in order to give a clearer perspective of the subject matter under reference, ahead of the release of two new books authored by Femi Adelegan on Tuesday April 10, 2018. It is my considered opinion that the messenger (Author of the new books treated here) and the message (contents) must be treated pari-passu.Though I had previously worked actively as reporter / presenter as a youth corps member at the Bauchi Radio and Television Services, Bauchi State, I gathered my real time experience at the defunct Sentinel Magazine, Kaduna, under brilliant minds like Dr. Stanley Macebuh, an intellectual giant and powerful writer, and the current Hon. Minister of Education, Mallam AdamuAdamu; who held sway in succession as Managing Directors of the information outfit. Soon, I left Kaduna for Osun State, when I was offered employment by the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Osogbo and got posted to the State House as the news correspondent for the radio arm of the station attached to the governor. The foregoing was the circumstance in which I first met Femi Adelegan, (my big brother who later became my mentor) then the Chief Press Secretary to the Military Administrator, (retd Navy Captain Anthony Udofia) during a very turbulent period in the political history of Nigeria. We (Adelegan/Adelu) bonded almost immediately, as brothers of the same profession; though very senior to me. I wondered why; but later got to know that this very humble, easy going and talented professional is always attracted by intelligence, honesty, and sound minds. My colleague, Femi Adefila, whom I met as Governors Office correspondent had hinted me that I would enjoy working with the Chief Press Secretary; but should be prepared to be overworked by the seemingly tireless boss. I then commenced another round of tutelage under Femi Adelegan in the art of human and media relations from which I gained a huge experience. Apart from professionalism, I valued the aspect of how he exercised gatekeeping functions and management of relationships with media practitioners. Over the years, information management has come to be recognized as an important aspect of governance which is one of the reasons why this new book, incorporating political and corporate governance is valuable. At the governor’s office, we commenced the day with our planning meetings that largely featured analyses of previous day’s activities…

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