Born on April 2, 1984, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Ajuri Ngelale is a distinguished broadcast journalist, politician, and advocate for youth empowerment, education, and social justice. Originating from Rivers State, he grew up immersed in a dynamic and culturally diverse setting.
Dedicated to his education, Ngelale obtained his Bachelor’s degree (LL.B) and Master’s degree (LL.M) in Law from the University of Port Harcourt. His solid legal foundation has supported a varied and influential career that spans legal practice, broadcasting, and strategic planning across multiple sectors.
As an advocate for technology’s potential to drive positive change, Ajuri Ngelale has consistently championed the use of technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness across diverse sectors. He’s also known for his dynamic and relatable approach, which has helped him engage Nigerian youth in discussions about governance, politics, and socio-economic development.
With a flair for communication, Ngelale has skillfully harnessed traditional and social media platforms to share information, offer insights, and engage a broad audience. His passion for youth empowerment, education, and social justice has led him to utilize his platforms to raise awareness and inspire positive change among young Nigerians.
Ajuri Ngelale has held significant positions within the Nigerian government, including serving as Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs. In this capacity, he collaborated with the presidency to effectively communicate government policies and initiatives. Ngelale also previously served as presidential senior special adviser on public affairs to President Muhammadu Buhari and as a co-principal spokesperson for Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s successful 2023 presidential campaign.
As a former senior reporter and presenter at Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Channels Television, Ngelale has been a prominent figure in the Nigerian media landscape. Beyond Nigeria, he has participated in international conferences, dialogues, and forums, representing the country and contributing to global discussions on critical issues.
Currently serving as a presidential spokesman to President Bola Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale continues to be a source of inspiration for young Nigerians. He encourages them to engage actively in nation-building, assume leadership roles, and contribute positively to society.