President Muhammadu Buhari today appointed Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media.

The appointment was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

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Ogunlesi, who is a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained a Masters’ degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.

Before his appointment, Ogunlesi had worked as a Features Editor and Editorial Board member of NEXT Newspaper.

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He also worked as a West Africa Editor for The Africa Report magazine from 2014 to 2015.

Ogunlesi is a two-time winner of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards, and a 2015 New Media Fellow of the United States State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme.

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Adesina said Ogunlesi will be assisted by Bashir Ahmad, who is a Personal Assistant to the President on New Media.


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