The Africa Council of Communication Education (ACCE) Nigeria chapter has elected Professor Abdullahi Saleh Bashir as its 6th president.
Professor Bashir of Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Yola, a Professor of Media and Information Studies, emerged President Friday at the 23rd International Conference and Annual General Meeting of the body held at the Nnamndi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
He takes over from Professor Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu who had his two terms from 2017 to 2023.
Bashir who has been teaching information and Communication courses at MAU for over a decade, has published researches in over 30 national and foreign journals and books.
He was the Head, Department of Information Management Technology and currently the Deputy Director Center for Distance Learning, MAU, Yola.
His interests are digital journalism, climate change communication, and conflict communication. Bashir earned a PhD in 2012 from the University of Uyo, Nigeria.
Professor Ezekiel S. Asemah will serve as Vice President. Other members of the Executive Committee are Dr. Ibituru Pepple (Secretary), Dr. Santas Tsegyu, Dep. Secretary, Dr Comfort Okwella (National Treasurer), Dr Obiorah Edogor (Dir. Public Affairs).
In his acceptance speech, Professor Bashir thanked the council for the confidence reposed in him and his team, and promised to improve upon the success of the past administrations.
Other past Presidents of the Council include late Professor Ikechukwu Nwosu (2000-2005), Professor Ebenezer Oludayo Soola (2005-2009), Professor Desmond Ephraim Wilson (2009-2012), Professor Danjuma (2012-2017).
By Austin Ajayi