President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bashir Ahmad as his Special Assistant on New Media.
Mr. Bashir, 24, is an indigene of Kano state
Until his appointment, he was the Online Editor (Hausa) for Leadership Newspaper.
Some reports say Mr. Bashir graduated from Bayero University Kano in 2013, with Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, but his Facebook profile said he studied Introduction of Islamic Theology at Islamic Online University, class of 2013
He worked as an online editor and reporter at Rariya Hausa Newspaper, before joining Leadership as an online editor.
Mr. Bashir also worked as the personal assistant on new media to Sam Nda-Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership, who contested along Mr. Buhari for the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential ticket for the 2015 election.
He later served at the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) prior to the presidential elections and before this appointment worked as Hausa Campaign Director on Social Media at Sam4Nigeria – Hausa and Social Media Strategist at PMB Media Team.
The new presidential aide will oversee Mr. Buhari’s communication on social media and related platforms.