President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, as his Special Assistant on Digital Communications.
The appointment took effect on July 19, 2022.
In a letter of appointment addressed to Ahmad, dated July 20, 2022, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, confirmed the appointment.
Ahmad had resigned from his previous position as Personal Assistant to the President in line with the presidential directive urging all political office holders wishing to contest elective office to resign.
The presidential media aide lost his bid to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress at the party’s primaries for Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu Federal Constituency.
Ahmad had frowned at the way and manner the party’s primary was conducted, saying it was fraught with fraud.
The presidential social media handler is believed to be the only presidential aide ‘recalled’ by the president since the conclusion of the APC primaries.
All the cabinet ministers and presidential aides except Ahmad, who resigned to participate in the APC primaries but failed to secure the party tickets had since been replaced by the president.