Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jonathan Tips Abati as Spokesman

This Day
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 Guinea, where he is attending the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) meeting of the African Union (AU).

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.

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