President Bola Tinubu has reappointed Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo as the Chief Executive Officer/Director-General of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON).
Observers believe that Dr. Fadolapo’s reinstatement comes as a testament to his exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to the advertising industry. He will continue to steer ARCON towards its mission of ensuring ethical practices and regulatory oversight in the advertising sector.
Among all eight former DGs and CEOs, only Dr. Fadolapo and Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)’s Director-General / CEO — Mr. Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos are returnees to their respective positions having been appointed by the former Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. They will be joined by six newly appointed individuals who will take the helm at various parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation.
This announcement was made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement issued on Thursday. Alongside Dr. Fadolapo and Salihu Dembas, the distinguished executives taking on key roles in various agencies include: Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, appointed as the Director-General/CEO of the National Orientation Agency (NOA); Dr. Muhammed Bulama, who will assume the role of Director-General/CEO of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and Mr. Charles Ebuebu PAY, the new Director-General/CEO of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Others are Mr. Jibrin Baba Ndace, who will lead the Voice of Nigeria (VON) as Director-General/CEO; Mr. Ali Muhammed Ali, the newly appointed Managing Director/CEO of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Mr. Dili Ezughah, who takes on the role of Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Press Council (NPC).
Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo, a distinguished professional in the field of advertising, hails from Esie in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and was born in Lagos. His educational journey includes O’Levels at Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, Lagos, and a first degree in Economics from Ogun State University. Dr. Fadolapo holds three Master degrees, including MSc in Marketing, Master in Business Administration (MBA), and Master in Legal Studies (MILS) from Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State, the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, and Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, respectively.
Additionally, Dr. Fadolapo holds a PhD Degree in Marketing with a specialization in Marketing Communications from Babcock University, Illisan Remo, Ogun State. He is a Registered Advertising Practitioner, a Chartered Accountant, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).