The tentacles of the All Progressives Congress National Leader continues growing by the day and does not seem will wane anytime soon.
This much can be gleaned from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list just recently sent to the Senate for confirmation.
His footprints can be seen in quite a number of the names nominated.
A good example of this is that of Mr. Sunday Dare, Oyo State’s ministerial nominee.
There is no doubt that the influence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s looms large in the selection of Mr. Sunday Dare as the ministerial nominee of Oyo State.
Here are brief facts about the ministerial nominee who is being tipped to be the next Communications Minister:
Mr. Sunday Akin Dare, who hails from Ogbomoso is the Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission and until his appointment was the Convener of the Social Media Clinic (SMC), A Media/Information Technology initiative with a commitment to educating private citizens on trends in IT.
This role he combined with being the Chief of Staff/Special Adviser (Media) to former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Apparently, his journey with Tinubu dates way back.
Mr. Sunday Dare graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1991 with Bachelor of Science in International Studies after which he proceeded to the University of Jos to study for his Masters in Arts in Law.
He was a Freedom Fellow and Visiting Scholar, School of Journalism – New York University in 1998.
He later proceeded to Harvard University under the prestigious Harvard Nieman Journalism Fellowship between 2000 and 2001 where he studied Media and Public Policy.
He once served as the Chief, Hausa Service, African Division of the Voice of America in Washington, DC from 2001 to 2009
Mr Sunday Dare was a founding member of the Nigerian weekly magazines The News and Tempo in the heat of Nigeria’s military dictatorship where he served as Editor of Tempo Magazine and the pioneer Online Editor/General
It was in 2009 he became the Senior Special Assistant on Media/ Chief of Staff to the Minister of Information and Communications where he handled and directed on all issues relating to media and communications