Femi Adesina on Tuesday, January 16, shared the story of his appointment as Muhammadu Buhari‘s special adviser on media and publicity, describing it as a “demonstration of God’s grace upon my life.”
The journalist held this role from 2015 to 2023.
He made the revelation during the launch of the book: “Working with Buhari: Reflections of A Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015-2023)” which he wrote in honour of his former principal.
However, months after he departed from the position, Adesina has now revealed the process that led to his selection.
He said: “To me, I have always told people that working with President Muhammadu Buhari is a demonstration of God’s grace in my life.
“From nowhere, without lifting a finger to push it, I was invited to assume the position of a Special adviser on media and publicity. It was a former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi – he is in the audience – who told me how it happened.
“He said after President Buhari had emerged, they took three names to him as possible special adviser on media and publicity. He looked at the three names, brought his pen from his breast pocket, circled my name, and signed in front of it. That was how it happened.”