Sekyen Dadik emerges AMDF’s New Executive Director
By Victor Habila, Kaduna
The Board of Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), a leading media development organization in northern Nigeria, has approved the appointment of Sekyen Dadik, as substantive Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of AMDF, effective from 1st January, 2023.
According to a statement signed by Joy Gadani, the Senior Programmes Officer of AMDF, the decision was conveyed in a letter signed by Founder/Chairman of AMDF, Iliya Kure, dated 5th December, 2022.
Prior to her appointment, Sekyen had been acting in that capacity since June 2022. She was Deputy Executive Director of AMDF, a position she held since March 2018. She was also Programmes Coordinator of the Foundation from 2015 to 2018.
Sekyen had worked full time as a journalist in Nigeria before delving into Media Development work.
She has been involved in the training of journalists in Nigeria on Development Journalism, Investigative Journalism, and Peace Journalism among others. Sekyen has passion for Development and Advocacy journalism, and seeks to engage media to amplify voices of citizens. She values integrity, truth and professionalism.
Sekyen is a Member of the Network of Nigerian Facilitators, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and had led projects towards rebuilding trust and peaceful coexistence. She is also a member of IWPR’s Africa Resilience Network (ARN) programme on uncovering misinformation on COVID 19 vaccines.
She holds a Master of Science Degree in Conflict Management and Peace Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, both from University of Jos, Nigeria.