Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has appointed a new Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Ondo state.
The new PRO or spokesperson is Mr. Michael Barnabas, he takes over from Mr. Kayode Brown who was in charge of Ondo and Ekiti states.
According to the release, Until his recent redeployment, Barnabas was in the Benin headquarters of the company as the Corporate Affairs Officer for Sokponba Business Unit.
Barnabas holds a degree in Linguistics from the University of Ilorin and a Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication from the prestigious School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University.
He joined the services of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Plc before being reabsorbed in the succeeding BEDC Electricity Plc.
He has occupied various positions in the Corporate Affairs Department of the company, a pioneer Public Affairs Officer at Owo and had also served in the same capacity in Ugbowo and Okada Business Units. He was a member of the strategic communications and branding team that designed a new brand identity for BEDC Electricity Plc at inception.
A member of many professional bodies and social organisations amongst which are the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Junior Chamber International (JCI).
Barnabas who has assumed duties is experience in community relations, stakeholder/media management, conflict resolution, marketing communications and reputation management.