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Buhari makes first appointments

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointments of Sunday Aghaeze and Bayo Omoboriowo as his Personal Assistants in charge of Photography.

The appointments are the first approved by the President since his inauguration for the second tenure on the 29th of May, 2019.

The appointments are contained in letters signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The letters state as follows “I am pleased to inform you that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved your appointment as Personal Assistant to the President (State Photographer),”
Aghaeze and Omoboriowo were first appointed in 2016 by the president to the same post where served till his reappointment.

The President has been heavily criticized for not making any appointment since he was sworn in, even as most of his aides have continued to carry out official assignment.

BusinessDay gathered that those who chose to stay away while awaiting official letters have been recalled and are seen daily carrying out their official assignments despite the fact that they are yet to be officially reappointed.

Aghaeze, an award-winning photo-journalist, prior to his appointment, was a photo editor with THISDAY Newspapers in Abuja.

He holds post-graduate diploma in Business Administration of University of Abuja, Higher National Diploma and National Diploma in Mass Communications, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra and Auchi in Edo, respectively.

A widely travelled photo-journalist, Aghaeze had covered the UN, World Bank, IMF, African First Ladies’ activities in several countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

He was 2007 Best Photo Journalist of the year, and 2010 second runner up photo journalist at Wole Soyinka Award 2010, among others.

He is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), ‎Photo-journalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN), among others.