Friday, September 29, 2023

What You Should Know About President Tinubu’s New Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale

Nigerian investigative journalist and Editor, Ajuri Ngelale was today confirmed as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

We reported that Ngelale’s appointment was confirmed in a statement issued on Monday by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) and signed by the Director of Information of the office, Willie Bassey.

The statement stated that the appointment takes effect from 31st July 2023 and would terminate at the end of the current administration unless otherwise decided by President Tinubu.

This news platform recalls that the appointee was a Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs in the Presidency in the immediate past government.

He worked in the office of former Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Ngelale was also the Assistant Principal Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for the 2023 elections.

He had served as a staff member of DAAR Communication, owners of AIT and Ray Power, and equally worked at Channels Television.

Ngelale was born to the family of Chief Precious Osaro Ngelale, a former Honourable Minister of State for Water Resources and a German-US-born mother.

Ngelale was raised in Ogoniland in Niger Delta. He had his secondary education at Government Secondary School in Port Harcourt before heading to the University of Kansas, where he reportedly bagged a degree in Political Science.

He is said to have, afterwards, acquired another degree in History from the same university. The new Media Adviser to President Tinubu has also worked as a Lead Consultant, Public Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Power.

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