Bashir Ahmad, who was previously serving as President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, has been promoted to the position of Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, confirmed the appointment in a letter of appointment addressed to Mr. Ahmad on July 20. The letter was dated July 20.
According to the letter, which was seen by NAN on Sunday in Abuja, Mr. Mustapha stated that the appointment was effective as of July 19th.
In accordance with the directive issued by the president, Mr. Ahmad had resigned from his previous position as Personal Assistant to the President. The directive urged all political office holders who wished to run for elective office to resign from their current positions.
The presidential media aide was unsuccessful in his attempt to get the nomination for Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu Federal Constituency on the ballot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the party’s primaries.
Mr. Ahmad has expressed his disapproval with the method in which the primary election of the party was carried out, stating that it was rife with fraud.
According to reports from NAN, the only presidential adviser known to have been’recalled’ by the president since the end of the APC primaries is the person in charge of the president’s social media accounts.
Since then, the president has replaced all of the cabinet ministers and presidential aides, with the exception of Mr. Ahmad. Mr. Ahmad resigned in order to compete in the APC primaries, but he was not successful in winning either of the party tickets.