14th August, 2022
By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, as Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, confirmed the appointment in a letter of appointment addressed to Ahmad, dated July 20, 2022.
In the letter sighted by NAN on Sunday in Abuja, Mustapha said the appointment took effect from July 19, 2022.
Ahmad 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.
He lost his bid to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress at the party’s primaries for Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu Federal Constituency.
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aides except Ahmad, who resigned to participate in the APC primaries but failed to secure the party tickets had since been replaced by the president.