President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday July 16, 2015 appointed Writer and Social Media expert, Tolu Ogunlesi, as his Special Assistant on New Media.
According to Premium Times, Mr. Ogunlesi underwent security screening before his appointment was announced.
He is one of Nigeria’s most active Twitter users. He is one of President Buhari’s strongest supporters amongst Nigerian youths during the 2015 general elections.
Before his appointment, he was a freelance writer, contributing articles to various publications, mostly abroad. He also syndicated opinion articles in many Nigerian newspapers including Punch and Naij.com.
He won the CNN award in 2013 in another category. He was also shortlisted for the inaugural PEN/Studzinski literary prize.