Buhari appoints Personal Assistant on New Media

President Muhammadu Buhari and Special Assistant on New Media Bashir Ahmed
President Muhammadu Buhari and Special Assistant on New Media Bashir Ahmed

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bashir Ahmad as his Personal 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.

Mr. Bashir graduated from Bayero University Kano in 2013, with Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.

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.

The new presidential aide will oversee Mr. Buhari’s communication on social media and related platforms.


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  • clairvoyance

    Good we are appointing the youth into position of service .

  • Maikpobi

    Good appointment. Mr president should release others


    What of Ruldof Okonkwo alias “Dr Damages” of Sahara Reporters?

    Since you have already appointed Garba Shehu, Femi Adesina, Tope Ogunlesi and Laolu Akande … why not appoint one of the Ibo traitors like Rudolf Okonkwo, Okey Ndibe, Kelechi Emetutu etc etc. as Special Assistant on New Media ?

    I cannot understand why all Buhari’s appointed go to the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani with none going to the Ibo traitors who worked tirelessly to ensure that nothing was spared towards removing Jonathan from Aso Rock.

    May be the Ibo traitors were settled on a “cash and carry basis” or “money for hand … back for ground” basis?

    • Otile

      deri orbuka, how many Ijaw drunk traitors have your master Imam Buhari
      has appointed? Imam and his Fulani herdsmen also see Ijaw cowardly
      traitors as nyamiri. Imam will waste no time in hanging any of you if
      you venture to assert your rights in Nigeria. Don’t fool_yourself
      thinking that Imam hates Igbo but loves Ijaw drunkards. For him, mutane
      Igbo kuma Ijaw yan iska suka duka daya.

    • muazu wali

      Why can’t you get rid of tribalism and ethnicity in your minds? Let any President appoint whoever he wants to work with as his personal staff.. Please let us move forward.

    • PolyGon2013

      He didn’t because ibo will poison him.

  • woman leader

    This is a good one coming from our president, the youth are the leaders of tomorrow.

  • front man

    Congrats to the new P A on new media this is good this is the time for Nigeria youth

  • Say the truth

    Welcome on board. I must warn you that your road will be rough and the kitchen will be very hot. He will surely be able to manage his leadership newspapers Hausa audience not the sophisticated southern Nigeria army of online media. Let’s see how this wannabe is going to repair already damaged image and reconstruct Buhari’s online media gaffes.

    • LadyinRed

      Haa, Mr never see anything good,at least allow him to make d mistakes first, don’t burry him, before he’s dead.

    • Burbank

      “Let’s see how this wannabe is going to repair already damaged image and reconstruct Buhari’s online media gaffes”

      Better than FFK’s failed effort that cost Jonathan’s the federal presidency!

  • LadyinRed

    Thank God oooo, tried of hearing dat saying that youth are leaders of tomorrow, and tomorrow never come, but am happy d tomorrow is NOW!. PMB thank u for giving the youth Dis huge opportunity, waiting to see more Sir.


      All these childish comments about “appointing the youth” written by the same person (probably by Garba Shehu) from Buhari’s failing propaganda sector do not move discerning Nigerians like me.

      The childishness of these comments proof that Buhari is so dull and incompetent.

      • LadyinRed

        Eeeya, is it paining u, dat uve lost d Barton or becos, u guys seems to b in relevant, or wat really, ull just talk & talk while good things will continue to happen& pass u by

      • Arabakpura

        Are you sure you are a discerning Nigerian?

        • Burbank

          LOLz…good one.

      • Burbank

        That Bashir Ahmad is 24 years old proved Buhari’s efforts in “appointing the youth.”
        Buhari is neither dull nor incompetent … no amount of propaganda will destroy him

        • A Aminu

          We should not waste our time responding to a twit like this contributor. Don’t you see his name? Is there any creation forever other than God who created us all?

      • A Aminu

        Serious! Are you suggesting a military take over just because your hero lost election to PMB.

  • Burbank

    Congrats to Bashir Ahmad on your appointment as PMB’s Personal Assistant on New Media.

    May you contribute immensely to Buhari’s transformation of Nigeria into a first world nation.

  • Lanre

    President Muhammudu Buhari of Daura, Katsina. The leader of the North, for the North, by the Miyeti Allah and Almajiri. Yoruba d’oponu.

    • favourtalk

      Don’t be angry ehn. Sorry for Jonathan loss

      • Iniabasi Akpan

        Jonathan Jonathan Jonathan… Eight months n counting. Buhari is d president of Nigeria…not Jonathan.

        • PolyGon2013

          Yes, but you guys can’t get over the loss.

  • favourtalk

    Kudos to the president, the boy deserved it. He really worked very hard to get to that stage. Congratulations to him

  • Netanyahu

    Fresident of ze pederal republic of northern nageria…

  • IZON Redeemer

    Shehu Garba and Adesina are a disgrace to Journalism—Methinks this is the only achievement of the Buhari government till date-to admit that Liar Mohamed-Adesina and shehu garba are pure liars—and of no use to Buhari–Nonetheless this is an induication that Buhari is in somwe real trouble with lying tongue of his image makers-

  • ndababa

    i don’t see what is wrong with this appointment and ever is offended by it can go to hell!

  • Fuzio

    Beefing up on propaganda. Governments everywhere resort to propaganda when they have no concrete achievements on the ground to speak for them.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Reno was 45 when he was appointed to fill in that post but Buhari in his wisdom appointed a bright and sound 24 year old guy. This is the real CHANGE

    • kevenreal

      So Buhari ignored the hundreds of Yariba e-rats who slept in cyber cafes pushing propaganda for him to appoint this little maggot. We told you people that Tinubu has sold you to the north.

      • PolyGon2013

        He also ignored iborokiti and eboela too. Welcome to real change.

        • kevenreal

          Ok, ignore the insulting part of my post. I know you are super rational and a very critical thinker. Do you still think that Buhari cares for Nigeria except his ethnic group and some big men in Yoruba land and few other places?