Tolu Ogunlesi Appointed Buhari’s Head of Digital/New Media
Tolu Ogunlesi a journalist and social media influencer has been appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media.
Tolu, a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.
Before his appointment, Mr. Ogunlesi had worked as a Features Editor and Editorial Board member of NEXT Newspaper. He also worked as a West Africa Editor for The Africa Report magazine from 2014 to 2015.
Tolu is also a two-time winner of the CNN Multi-Choice African Journalism Awards, and a 2015 New Media Fellow of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP).
Tolu will be assisted by Bashir Ahmad, who is a Personal Assistant to the President on New Media.