PM Office Appoints Nigusu Tilahun as Press Secretary, Kassahun Gofe as Deputy
January 2, 2019 (Ezega.com) - The office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia announced that Nigusu Tilahun was appointed as press secretary at the office of the Prime Minister, replacing Billene Seyoum.
In November 2018, the Ethiopian goverment had appointed Billene Seyoum as Press Secretary at the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a job that was covered previously by Abiy’s former Chief of Staff, Fitsum Arega, who was recently appointed Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States of America.
The reason the former press secretary was replaced was not disclosed.
Before his current appointment, the new press secretary, Nigusu Tilahun, has been head of the Amhara region culture and tourism bureau with the rank of deputy chief administrator.
Nigusu also served as director general of Amhara regional state communication affairs office.
Further, it was also announced that Kassahun Gofe will become his deputy.
Kassahun served as a state minister of urban development and construction and government communication affairs office (GCAO).
The press secretariat is a new office under PM Abiy’s new chief of staff's office.