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The Nigerian Observer’s former Reporter becomes Special Emissary

The International Society of Diplomats (ISD) has appointed Victor Asije, a  former Reporter with  The Nigerian OBSERVER, as its Special Emissary Media.

Asije was  The Nigerian OBSERVER’s Environment, Agriculture and Community  Development Searchlight Reporter from 2001 to 2007 before joining the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The appointment letter signed by ISD’s Head of Mission, Prof.Edet Ekpenyoung, stated that the appointment was approved after an appraisal conducted on him.

“It pleased us to inform you that your appointment as indicated above has been approved based on the report of an appraisal conducted on you,’’ it said.

Asije, until his last promotion to the position of a Senior Editor, was NAN’s Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and Assistant Editor.

He is an Alumnus of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, and United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ‘International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP).

Asije, an Alumnus of  Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) is a Fellow of  Taiwan International Cooperation Development Fund(ICDF).

He is member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)-Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management and the  Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ).

Asije, a widely traveled journalist, had been nominated  at different times by the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) as Nigerian Delegate to  international forums in Europe and Asia, as well as regional conferences in Africa.

ISD is an International Organization, with offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. It was founded by a group of career and non-career diplomats representing various nations.

Its core mandate is to provide sustainable platforms for diplomats around the world, with the aim to promote and uphold the practice and ethics of International Diplomacy, Peace and Social Justice, through international cooperation, exchange of ideas and export of technology across the globe, for development and advancement of humanity.

The objective of ISD, is to work closely with government of various nations through their Foreign Affairs Ministries, Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates, and other Foreign Missions, to promote international cooperation, by providing expert advice on issues related to foreign policies, economy, politics, security, health, technology transfer, education, agriculture and food security, environment, youth and gender issues.