Tinubu appoints Ajuri Ngelale Special Adviser, Media, Publicity

July 31, 2023
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Chief Ajuri Ngelale as Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

A terse statement by Willie Bassey, Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said the appointment takes effect on July 31, 2023, and would terminate at the end of this administration unless otherwise decided by the President.

The President urges him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the new assignment.

The President urged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the new assignment.

Reacting to his appointment, Ngelale said he was humbled and honoured by Tinubu’s recognition of the need for more hard work ahead, promising to give his best.

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“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.

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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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