The appointment according to a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha took effect from May 29
”I am pleased to inform you that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved your appointment as Personal Assistant to the President (State Photographer),” he said.
Aghaeze was first appointed in 2016 by the president to the same post where served till his reappointment.
Aghaeze, an award-winning photo-journalist, prior to his appointment, was a photo editor with THISDAY Newspapers in Abuja.
He holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration of the University of Abuja, Higher National Diploma and National Diploma in Mass Communications, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra, and Auchi in Edo, respectively.
A widely traveled photo-journalist, Aghaeze had covered the UN, World Bank, IMF, African First Ladies’ activities in several countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
He was 2007 Best Photo Journalist of the year, and 2010 second runner up photojournalist at Prof. Wole Soyinka Award 2010, among others.
He is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Photo-journalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN), among others.