Photo: Alhaji Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation
Meet Mohammed Idris, Tinubu’s Minister of Information and National Orientation
The new Minister of Information and National Orientation is an accomplished media entrepreneur, who holds the traditional title of Kakakin Nupe in Niger State.
57-year-old Idris, who was a governorship aspirant ahead of the 2023 governorship polls in Niger State, holds a Master’s Degree in English from Bayero University, Kano State.
Idris is the Publisher, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Blueprint Newspapers, a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), a philanthropist, political leader, and Public Relations expert.
He attended several local and international workshops and conferences on public relations, media entrepreneurship and leadership.
Idris currently serves as the Chairman and Lead Consultant of Bifocal Communications Limited, a leading Public Relations company, since 1996.
One of his outstanding record of services is his leading the committee that developed and implemented Training Guide for Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) across Nigeria from 2009 to 2011.
Through his firm, Bifocal Communications Limited, the Media cum Public Relations guru has been the Communications Consultant for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from 2017 to 2021.
The company also facilitated the Design and Implementation of Strategic Communications Guidelines for the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development from 2019 to 2022.
The incoming government image maker has served as the Editor-in-Chief of a publication outfit, The Market.
Idris is a former Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Kaduna State Chapter and Vice Chairman, Public Relations Consultative Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) among others.