Femi Babafemi has been named Head of Media and Activism by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Before the appointment, Babafemi had been the Saturday Sun Editor.
It is predicted that the journalist will use his marketing and political relations expertise to lead the NDLEA publicity and lobbying campaigns.
In recent weeks, the department, now chaired by retired Brig. General Buba Marwa, has reported tremendous drug seizures.
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In 2003, Babafemi entered The Sun as a pioneer and left in 2008 when he was appointed Head of Media and Publicity of the Commission on Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).
In April 2012, he returned to The Sun as an Assistant Editor and, in June 2013, was promoted to Deputy Editor. In January 2017, he was named the substantive editor of Saturday Sun.
Babafemi, the author of two novels, began his career in journalism at the defunct National Concord.
He is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), among others, of the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
Babafemi holds a Master’s degree from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Public and Foreign Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
He also holds certificates in Communication Strategies – Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA) London; Managing People for Strategic Advantage – Lagos Business School; and Effective Public Relations Planning – The Management School in London.