President Muhammadu Buhari announced today, through his spokesman Garba Shehu, that digital journalist Tolu Ogunlesi has been appointed as his new Special Assistant on Digital and New Media.

Tolu Ogunlesi, new Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital and New Media

Mr. Ogunlesi obtained a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Anglia in the United Kingdom in 2011 and has worked for a variety of news organizations including The Africa Report, according to Mr. Shehu. He also received a CNN Multichoice African Journalism Award twice.

Mr. Ogunlesi’s appointment comes days after Mr. Buhari announced that Bashir Ahmad would be his new Personal Assistant on New and Social Media.

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