The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Samaila Mande as a member of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan.
Mande, who is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Faculty of Management Sciences of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), is the Dean of Postgraduate School in the University.
The Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, is also a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR), Faculty Member of the Nigerian Military School of Public Relations, Bonny Cantonment, Lagos, among several others.
Mande is currently the National Secretary of the Academy of Management Nigeria even as his membership of professional bodies include the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) and the Academy of Management Nigeria (TAMN).
Before joining NOUN, Mande was the former Head of Department, Mass Communication, Igbinedion University Okada,where he also served as the Sub-Dean, College of Art and Social Sciences.
He was also a visiting Lecturer at Kogi State University and Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.