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 announcement, made through a concise statement by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, states that Chief Ajuri Ngelale’s appointment will take effect from July 31, 2023, and will last until the end of the current administration, unless otherwise decided by the President.
In acknowledging the appointment, the President encourages Chief Ajuri Ngelale to utilize his wealth of experience to excel in his new role.
Reacting to the appointment, Chief Ajuri Ngelale expressed his humility and honor at the President’s recognition of the need for continued hard work, pledging to give his utmost dedication to the responsibilities entrusted to him.
“I am most humbled and honored 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.