President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his approval for the appointment of Chief Ajuri Ngelale as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. The appointment, which was officially announced by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, is set to take effect on July 31, 2023. It will remain in effect until the end of the current administration, unless the President decides otherwise.

In response to the appointment, President Tinubu expressed confidence in Chief Ajuri Ngelale’s capabilities and urged him to utilize his wealth of experience in fulfilling the responsibilities of his new role.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, humbled and honored by the President’s recognition, pledged to exert his best efforts in meeting the demands of the position and contributing to the success of the administration.

“I am most humbled and honoured by H.E. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s recognition of the need for more hard work ahead as I have been appointed as his Official Spokesperson & Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

“I will give my best as always. I love you all,” Ngelale wrote on his Twitter handle moments after the announcement of his appointment.

Ajuri Ngelale is an editor, columnist, and an investigative reporter

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

Ajuri had his secondary education at Government Secondary School in Port Harcourt before heading to the University of Kansas, where he bagged a degree in Political Science.

Afterwards, Ajuri acquired another degree in History from the same university.

Upon returning to Nigeria from the United States, Ajuri worked as a reporter for African Independent Television (AIT) News.

Ajuri has also worked as a Lead Consultant, Public Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Power.

Subsequently, Ajuri also spent some years of his reporting career with Channels TV, where he started working as a TV presenter, producer and senior news correspondent.

After his exit from Channels TV, he was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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