Seasoned journalist and media trainer and consultant, Dr. Niyi Alabi has been reported dead. Family sources say Dr Alabi passed away at 3:20am Thursday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra where he had been on admission for the past two weeks for an ailment.
He will buried tomorrow Friday, in keeping with his Muslim calling. Family sources say the body will be conveyed to the Madina Central Mosque at midday for religious rites before interment at the Madina cemetery.
Dr. Alabi, who worked with many international organisations around the world, would have turned 60 in September. Dr. Niyi Alabi has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education (1st Class Honours) from the University of Cape Coast; a Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises from the Université d’Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication, a Masters in French from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies & Diplôme de 3ème Cycle (Ph.D) both from University of Paris – Sorbonne.
He also has a Diploma from the University of Génèva, Switzerland.
He has been an Interpreter and Translator for organizations such as UNESCO, Amnesty International, UNDP, NEPAD, ECOWAS, UNIDO, UNECA, UNHCR, etc. has serviced the UNCTAD XII and was the interpreter for former President J.A Kufour during his tenure of office as President of the Republic of Ghana. Before his death, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Polyglot Limited.