President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed the Senior Special Assistant To the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale As Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
A statement today, July 31, from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, said that the appointment took effect from July 31.
The statement was signed by the Director of Information in the office of SGF, Willie Bassey
Before joining Buhari’s media team, Ngelale had worked in various capacities at the African Independent Television (AIT) and later Channels Television.
He was born in the United States to a Nigerian father and a German mother. He originally hails from Rivers State.
While growing up, he was very close to his mother who thought him many things about life. According to him; his mother taught him the meaning of service, why work matters, what it is to give your best when doing anything and many other life facts.
He spent most of his life in the United States. On completing his early primary and high school education, he gained admission to study Political Science at the University of Kansas in 2005. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the same university.
On return to Nigeria, Ajuri Ngelale started working at the African Independent Television (AIT) News.
Between March 2013 and November 2016, he served as Lead Consultant, Public Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Power.
In 2017, he left AIT for Channels TV where he started working as a TV presenter, producer and senior news correspondent.
Ajuri Ngelale is popular for his pro-Buhari posts and garnered more than 50,000 followers on his Twitter page.