Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, as his Special Assistant on Digital Communications.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, confirmed the appointment in a letter of appointment addressed to Ahmad, dated July 20, 2022.
Mustapha said the appointment took effect from July 19, 2022.
Bashir Ahmad posted his appreciation to the President on his Twitter handle
This is an honor. Thank you Baba @MBuhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for finding me worthy again and again, this time as your Special Assistant on Digital Communications. I will continue being a good ambassador of your administration, Baba. ‘Alhamdulillah’! https://t.co/9pNKmsWihN
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) August 14, 2022
He had resigned 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 aide lost his bid to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 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aides except Ahmad, who resigned to participate in the APC primaries but failed to secure the party tickets had since been replaced by the president.