President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. Sola Omole, DG of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the DGs of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Voice of Nigeria (VON), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) are those affected. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the announcement during a meeting he held with their Chief Executives on Monday. In lieu of this development, INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 5 things you probably didn’t know about the sacked NTA DG…
1. Sola Omole is a communication and public relations expert, who graduated from the University of Ibadan in 1980 with a first Class.
2. He was an Announcer and News Reader at the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) now FRCN between 1974 and 1976.
3. Sola Omole served in NTA as a Corp member and was retained as Editor/Newscaster in 1981. He left NTA in 1985, and moved to Gulf Oil Company now Chevron Nigeria Limited as Advisor Public communications.
4. He served in Chevron for 25 years in various capacities and retired in 2010 as Manager International Government Affairs (Chevron Washington, DC) and later became CEO of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON Centre) in April 2012.
5. In February 2014, 65-year-old Omole was appointed Director General of NTA.