President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Writer and Social Media expert, Tolu Ogunlesi, as his Special Assistant on New Media.
Mr. Ogunlesi who is one of Nigeria’s most active Twitter users was among they foremost youth who supported . Buhari’s election in 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.
He won the CNN award again in 2013 in another category. He was also shortlisted for the inaugural PEN/Studzinski literary prize.