President Tinubu appoints Fela Durotoye, others as presidential media aides

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President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, approved the appointment of Fela Durotoye and four others as members of the presidential advisory team.

This was disclosed in a release by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new Presidential Media Advisory team members.’

Mr. Fela Durotoye, 52, who was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President — National Values & Social Justice, is a business consultant and President of the GEMSTONE Nation Builders Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on training youths towards transformational leadership and social change.

Mr. Fredrick Nwabufo, a journalist and communications specialist, was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President — Public Engagement.


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Mrs. Linda Akhigbe who is now Senior Special Assistant to the President — Strategic Communications, is a Mass Communication graduate from Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo state. The President also approved the secondment of Akhigbe to serve as the Communications Adviser to the President of the ECOWAS Commission.

Until her recent appointment, she was Channels Television’s Senate correspondent producing and presenting ‘The Gavel’ a programme that focuses on the activities of the National Assembly. Linda is a lover of good music and books.

Mr. Aliyu Audu is the Chairman of the APC Rebirth, a pressure group in the All Progressives Congress. He was appointed Special Assistant to the President — Public Affairs.

President Tinubu also appointed Mr. Francis Abah as Personal Assistant to the President — Special Duties.

The President tasks all new appointees who are serving in the Media and Publicity directorate to uphold the highest standards of decorum and decency in their engagements with all members of the public as they advance the President’s determined bid to renew the hope of Nigerians in a restructured economy and unified society that caters sufficiently to the needs of all, regardless of any differences.


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