A seasoned broadcaster, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, has been appointed as the head of VOA Hausa Service.
The appointment was announced by Negussie Mengesha, the director of VOA in charge of Africa Division.
“It is my great pleasure to announce that Aliyu Mustapha has been selected as Chief of VOA’s Hausa Service,” Mengesha said in a statement.
“Aliyu has worked with the Hausa Service for 30 years – first as a reporter, then as editor and, for the past eight years, as Managing Editor.
“He also served as Acting Chief on a number of occasions, either when the Service Chief was on leave or during transition periods in 2008, 2011 and 2018.
“A highly talented, seasoned journalist, Aliyu Mustapha is a household name among VOA’s Hausa Service audiences.
“He has covered too many important stories to recount during his career, including elections, presidential inaugurations, international conferences and more.
“He also has interviewed heads of state, opposition leaders and many more prominent figures and personalities.
“Aliyu is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Please join me in congratulating Aliyu on his well-deserved appointment as Chief of VOA’s Hausa Service.”