Omoniyi Ibietan, doctoral researcher and social entrepreneur, is now the Head, Online Media and Special Publications at Nigerian Communications Commission.
Earlier, he was Manager, Media and PR at the Commission. In 2007, he signed on with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, assists to set up its Corporate Communications Department and later managed its Media Strategy and External Relations responsibilities. Between February 2006 and May 2007, he served as Special Assistant (Media) to Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Information and National Orientation (later Information and Communication).
Omoniyi also worked with Freedom House (Nigeria Project, first in sub-Saharan Africa) as Regional Media Researcher in charge of Niger Delta region, during which period he was also commissioned to conduct baseline studies of civil society groups in the Niger Delta as a preface to the Youth Leaders Training Workshop on Non Violent Transformation of Conflict, organized by the Costa Rica-Based United Nations-mandated University for Peace.
Very early in his career, he worked as Staff Consultant with Set and Sell Communications Limited, publishers of Waterlink, the official journal of the Nigerian Water Supply Association. Equally, he was for a long time a volunteer staff of ECO-OUTREACH, a non-governmental environmental rights advocacy group, where he served as Programmes Officer.
A certified regulation specialist; professionally renowned for communications and issues management; his vocational trajectory spans the geography of human rights advocacy, especially communication rights and enthronement of popular, representative and participatory democracy.