CITIZENS COMPASS– AHEAD of the 2023 elections in Nigeria, Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has appointed the world acclaimed international expert in Strategic Communication, Prof Charles Okigbo as spokesperson for his campaign.
Okigbo’s appointment was the first major appointment by the presidential candidate
Charles Okigbo is a professor emeritus of strategic communication at North Dakota State University (USA), where he conducts research on media coverage of elections, strategic fundraising in higher education, and the processes for leadership development and social change.
He had been Registrar of the APCON, Vice President of ORBICOM, The UNESCO Think Tank at the University of Quebec, Montréal, Canada, and the Executive Coordinator of the African Council for Communication Education.
Dr. Okigbo had taught fulltime or part time at the University of Nigeria, University of Lagos, Daystar University, Nairobi, and the University of Nairobi. He has been consultant and temporary adviser to UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, Ford Foundation, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
He is passionate about providing Executive Edu opportunities in ads & strategic com in Africa, the US, & other parts of the world. Okigbo has published seven books on advertising and public relations, strategic health communication, public affairs reporting, and market.
Prof. Charles C. Okigbo is passionate about teaching strategic communication, advertising, public relations, and mixed-methods social research to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals in communication, education, nonprofit organizations, and government service.
The decision by Peter Obi to appoint the world acclaimed communication expert, Okigbo is bound to be seen as another indication of his readiness for the campaign.