President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Stanley Nkwocha as Senior Special Assistant (SSA), on Media and Communications to serve as spokesman for the Vice President.
Nkwocha who is a former General Manager and Daily Editor of Leadership Newspaper, holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Strategy from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri.
A presidency source told our correspondent that Nkwocha will resume his duties any time this week.
The new presidential aide began his career as a proofreader and rose through the ranks, holding various positions, including Group Politics Editor, Managing Editor, and Editorial Director at LEADERSHIP in 2018.
He ventured into consulting and training, working in countries such as Liberia, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States of America, where he spent significant time.
Upon returning to Nigeria in 2021, Nkwocha established Goldspring Prints and Press Ltd and Triple Impact Media and Communications Ltd.
He had served as the Secretary of the Media Directorate of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC), where he served in the Media and Publicity, Public Affairs, Strategic Communication, and New Media Directorates, as well as being a member of the Public Affairs directorate.