Mr. Nat Bayjay has been appointed by the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Lewis G. Brown,II. as the Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Liberian Embassy accredited near Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to a Ministry of Information Press Release, Mr. Bayjay’s appointment is endorsed by the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as is procedural.
Mr. Bayjay, a seasoned media practitioner, replaces Ms. Vivian W. Gartayn. Ms. Gartayn in April of last year requested Minister Brown to grant her a year of leave in order to further her education in Corporate Social Responsibility-Energy.
Mr. Bayjay takes over the post with a wealth of practical and professional media experiences.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Bayjay served as a Media Consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia.
Adouble Press Union of Liberia (PUL) award-winner while working as Senior Reporter/News Desk Chief at the FrontPageAfrica online and print news agency, he shows passion and commitment to the journalism profession, the release adds.
As a Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Bayjay will, among other tasks, provide media coverage of news related events, provide support in the management of the Liberian Embassy’s website and implement effective media relations.
His appointment takes immediate effect.
In another development, MICAT has called on all commercial drivers to abide by the Ministry of Transport’s adjusted transport fares based on the further reduction of the prices of petroleum products and warns violators of the consequences thereof.
The Ministry reminds violators that first offense is US$100.00 for taxi, US$200.00 for buses and pickups while second and third offenses are US$200.00 andUS$400.00 and two years suspension of operator’s driver’s license in that order respectively.