Tinubu Appoints Fela Durotoye, Four Others as Presidential Advisers

Written by Benjamin Adewumi

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of five new members of his presidential advisory team, according to a statement by his media aide on Monday.

The new appointees include Fela Durotoye, a business consultant and social change advocate; Fredrick Nwabufo, a journalist and communications specialist; Linda Akhigbe, a mass communication graduate and Channels TV correspondent; Aliyu Audu, a political activist and APC Rebirth chairman; and Francis Abah, a special duties assistant.

The statement said that the new advisers will assist the President in advancing his vision of renewing the hope of Nigerians in a restructured economy and unified society.

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

Mr. Nwabufo, who was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Engagement, is a journalist and communications specialist with experience in print, broadcast and online media.

Mrs. Akhigbe, who was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President on Strategic Communications, is a Mass Communication graduate from Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo state. She was also seconded 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.

Mr. Audu, who was appointed Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, is the Chairman of the APC Rebirth, a pressure group in the All Progressives Congress that advocates for internal democracy and good governance.

Mr. Abah, who was appointed Personal Assistant to the President on Special Duties, will handle various tasks assigned by the President.

The statement said that 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.

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