Alhaji Muhammad Idris
Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation
Alhaji Muhammad Idris, was sworn in as Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation, on August 21, 2023 as a result of his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. His pedigree in broadcasting, press, public relations, and advertising sectors spanning over three decades, indicates strong his competence for the position.
Alhaji Idris received his first and second degrees in English Studies from Uthman Danfodio University, Sokoto and Bayero University, Kano, respectively. During his career, he established Blueprint, a national newspaper, WE FM radio station, and Rapid Television in Abuja. He is a notable player in the National Institute of Public Relations, African Public Relations Association, Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria, and Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria.
He owns Bifocal Communications, a leading public relations and communications consultancy, serving both local and transnational corporations. His experience in human resource management, talent management and an eye for detail will come in handy in this important position.
As part of his social responsibility, the Minister established the Mohammed Idris Malagi (MIM) Foundation, where he channels his philanthropic activities and touches the lives of many citizens.
Considering his many qualities, he contested for the Gubernatorial seat in Niger State under the All Progressives Congress, which gave him immense political goodwill within the party and led to his appointment as Director, Strategic Communications for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
He was appointed to the title of Kaakaki Nupe by the Etsu Nupe, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.
Teacher, team leader, and team player, Alhaji Muhammed Idris, Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation is an all-round media professional, image merchant, and grassroots politician.