Tinubu nominates Blueprint Publisher, Mohammed Idris Malagi, as Minister

Hours after PRNIGERIA released a list of top northern PR icons including the publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Mohammed Idris Malagi, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has named him in the first batch of ministerial nominees released on Thursday.


The names were submitted to the Senate by the President’s Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila.


Malagi has achieved extraordinary success as a publisher, skilled PR expert and brand builder.


He was born in Malagi, a community in Gbako Local Government Area of Niger State on May 2, 1966. He is a man of remarkable talent and foresight.


Idris is the founder and chairperson of Bifocal Group and Blueprint Newspaper.


He received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English Language from Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto and Bayero University in Kano, respectively.


Idris’ firm has worked as a principal consultant for a number of prestigious organisations, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, and Transcorp Limited.


Idris also dedicated himself to enhancing the practice of public relations, particularly in northern Nigeria. He actively participates in the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) activities and plays a pivotal role in expanding its reach.


He was elected chairman of the NIPR, Kaduna chapter, for two consecutive terms. Additionally, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN).


He was also Director, Strategic Communications of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) during the 2023 election






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