Emenike Ubani, Umuahia
Governor of Abia state, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has appointed a veteran journalist and public relations consultant, Godwin Adindu as his first chief press secretary. Until his new appointment, Adindu was special Adviser to Governor on media and communication and has over 25 years experience as a print journalist and public relations consultant as well as a social critic and government spokes person.
Adindu who replaces his predecessor in office, Charles Ajunwa, is a graduate of Andrews University, Michigan, USA, he also holds an Msc degree in media and communications from the PanAtlantic University/Lagos Business School and a Post-graduate Diploma in public policy analysis from University of Calabar. He also trained with the British Broadcasting corporation (BBC) in specialized political reporting.
The new Abia CPS started his career as an Assistant lecturer in the Language and Communication Department of the Adventist seminary of West Africa (now Babcock University) and later joined the defunct post Express- Newspapers where he rose to the post of Features/Metro editor.
He later join the pioneer team of Insider Magazine and left in 2002 to serve as head of covers and investigation of Daily Independent newspapers and later in 2004 made a foray into media/Public Relations consultancy and served with the C and F Porter Novelli as a senior manager, media services before joining Taijo Wonukabe Ltd and Public Relations agency with specialization in custom media and was head of custom media. In 2007, Adindu founded his own marketing agency, Goodwill communication company and served as the managing partner until 2011 when he joined the media team of the out gone Governor of Abia state.