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Ahmed Shekarau becomes CEO as Media Trust Group reshuffles management


Ahmed Shekarau becomes CEO as Media Trust Group reshuffles management


The Board of Directors at Media Trust Group (MTG) has endorsed a strategic management reshuffle to boost operational efficiency and expedite the conglomerate’s growth.

Ahmed Ibrahim Shekarau, previously Group Executive Director of Business Development, now assumes the role of Group Chief Executive Officer in an acting capacity.

Additionally, he takes on the position of Editor-in-Chief for the print arm of MTG’s newspapers, Daily Trust and Aminiya.

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Naziru Mikailu Abubakar, the former Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, transitions to Group Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Trust Digital Media Hub. This aligns with the MTG’s plan to evolve into a digital media company, with a focus on the newly established digital subsidiary.

The Board also appointed Maryam Aminu Bello as the Acting Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, emphasizing her legal excellence and corporate governance proficiency. The reorganisation, as explained by Chairman Malam Kabiru A. Yusuf, aims to facilitate the transformation into a world-class media company, especially with MTG’s recent expansion into television, radio broadcasting, and the digital arm.

Ahmed Shekarau, the newly appointed Group CEO, brings nearly three decades of experience in journalism and corporate communications to the role. He is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Maiduguri and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.

Naziru Mikailu Abubakar, the Group Executive Director, has over a decade of experience, including senior roles at the BBC World Service. His international exposure and expertise position him well to oversee the digital transition.

Maryam Aminu Bello, the Acting Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, showcases a wealth of expertise and academic achievements in the corporate landscape. As an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), she upholds high standards of corporate governance.

The restructuring reflects MTG’s commitment to optimal resource management and talent utilisation, aligning with its vision to become a world-class media company.

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