PROFILE OF VINCENT A. OYEFESO
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT, NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION
A seasoned journalist, public relations practitioner, bureaucrat and erudite public communications expert, Vincent Adebayo Oyefeso is currently the Director of Public Affairs Department of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in English from University of Lagos (UNILAG), August 1991; Certificate-In-Reporting, Times Journalism Institute (TJI), Lagos, October 1984; Certificate in Corporate Governance and Reputation Management, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), August 2003; and Certificate in Copyright and Related Rights in the Global Economy, from World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), March 2011, among others.
A member of Nigerian Union of Journalism (NUJ), 1984 and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), 2003, his journalism practice in Daily Times of Nigeria Plc. spanned 16 years (October 1984-July 2000), during which he was temporarily released on secondment as Public Relations Officer to National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) (1998 – January 2000).
His formal Public Service career took off in August 2000 as Senior Public Enlightenment Officer and Principal Programme Officer, Public Enlightenment (January 2005) at the National Orientation Agency NOA) from where he was seconded to National Orientation and Public Affairs Department (NOPA), The Presidency; and Office of Public Communications (OPC), State House, Abuja FCT. He served as an Advocacy Officer and Secretary of the Editorial Board of the Presidential Media Task Force of both NOPA and OPC (August 2000 – November 2000; September 2001 – August 2005).
He was temporarily released on secondment (December 2000 – August 2001) as Personal Assistant to Senior Special Assistant to the President and Chairman, National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA). Oyefeso continued his career at the Nigerian Copyright Commission as Assistant Chief Public Affairs Officer (September 2005); Assistant Director (2009); Deputy Director (2013) and Director (2017 to date).