The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, has appointed Ibrahim Shawai as its new Head of Corporate Communication unit as it plans to rebrand the image of the company.
He was appointed through a letter signed by the Managing Director of the company, Jamilu Gwamna.
In a congratulatory message, Mr Gwamna tasked the new image-maker of the company to map out strategies to ‘re-birth the image and identity of the company’ for the benefit of all KEDCO stakeholders.
Born on Feb 26, 1974, Mr Shawai graduated from Bayero University, Kano in 1999 where he studied Mass Communication and later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for a master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy in 2010.
He was also trained at the DW Radio Academy, Germany where he obtained an International Certificate for Journalism in 2002.
Mr Shawai, a member of five professional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR; Advertising Practitioners’ Council of Nigeria, APCON and; Society of Professional Journalist, has worked with several local and International organisations.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Shawai was a Principal Consultant with various organizations, and had served as Senior Special Assistant to the Kano State Government on Societal Reorientation Programme; Gombe State Correspondent, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN; Information Officer, Kano State Ministry of Information; News Editor, Programme Producer/Presenter, DW Radio Bonn, Germany; Senior Manager, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC; Executive Assistant, Dantata Foods and Allied Products Ltd; Media Consultant with Compass Media and Communication Consult.