NIMASA names Osamgbi DD, Head PR
• Appointee hosts media parley
The Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has appointed a renowned journalist and public relations expert, Mr Isichei Osamgbi, as Deputy Director and Head Public Relations.
According to the NIMASA Director-General, Mr Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi: “Mr. Isichei Osamgbi is expected to bring his immense wealth of experience in public and private sectors to bear on NIMASA’s operations and growth.”
Osamgbi, who was appointed last year by NIMASA as Deputy Director/Head, Abuja Zonal office, was until then with Shell Nigeria between 2007 and 2012.
Within that period, he served in various capacities.
As Shell Media Relations and Communication Adviser, Osamgbi was a key member of the team that helped restructure and resuscitate the image of the global oil giant, providing a new prospect for their operations.
Between 1996 and 2006, the new NIMASA spokesman was part of the team at THISDAY Newspapers, which spearhead a fresh perspective of journalism in Nigeria.
He managed significant functions, including Energy Editor, Deputy Political Editor, Deputy Group Business Editor, Business Editor (Nation’s Capital), Foreign/Diplomatic Editor, Deputy Group News Editor, Corporate/Public Relations Manager, and member of THISDAY Board of Editors.
Osamgbi earned a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos in 1997 and a first degree in English from the former Edo State University Ekpoma in 1992, after his earlier education at Edo College, Benin City.
He has also acquired several other certifications and trainings, both foreign and local in public relations and media practice, notable amongst which is a postgraduate certificate in newspaper management from the University of Mainz/International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, under the scholarship award of the German Government for excellence in journalism.
Osamgbi is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and has played leading roles as a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council.
He is also a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos.
A Director at the Rotary Club of Ikoyi, the new NIMASA spokesman is a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) of Rotary International.
Osamgbi is happily married with children.
Meanwhile, he held an introductory media parley last week in Lagos.
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