Mr Sunday Aghaeze has been appointed as Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, The News reports. He will function as State Photographer.
The appointment according to a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, took effect from June 1, 2015.
Prior to his appointment, Aghaeze, an award-winning photo-journalist, 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 Prof. 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.