President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media.
The announcement was made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Thursday.
The presidential spokesman said Ogunlesi would be assisted by Bashir Ahmad, who is a Personal Assistant to the President on New Media.
He said: “Ogunlesi, who is a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.
Before his appointment, Ogunlesi had worked as a Features Editor and Editorial Board member of NEXT Newspaper. He also worked as a West Africa Editor for The Africa Report magazine from 2014to 2015.
“Ogunlesi is a two-time winner of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards, and a 2015 New Media Fellow of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP)”.