1 July 2011
Chairman, Editorial Board of the The Guardian Newspapers, Dr. Reuben Abati, may have been appointed Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President.
The appointment, THISDAY gathered Thursday night, would be made public when President Goodluck Jonathan returns to the country from
Malabo, Equitorial , where he is attending the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) meeting of the African Union (AU). Guinea
If announced, Abati will succeed Mr. Ima Niboro, whose tenure as presidential spokesman elapsed on May 29.
When he takes office, Abati will be the sixth presidential aide on media in the last 12 years. Those before him were Dr. Doyin Okupe, late Mr. Tunji Oseni, Mrs. Remi Oyo, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi and Niboro.