President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a new set of appointees with Babachir David Lawal named as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff to the President.
Also announced were the appointments of former military administrator of Kaduna state, Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Services and Kure Martin Abeshi as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
Other appointments announced Thursday include Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) and; Suleiman Kawu, Senior Special Assistant to the on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on media and publicity, said that the appointments are with immediate effect.
Lawal, a 1979 Engineering graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, hails from Hong local government area in Adamawa and worked with Delta Steel Company, Aladja, Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited and Data Sciences Limited, etc. while the new Chief of Staff, Kyari, attended the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick where he obtained a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Law and Sociology respectively before working with the New Nigeria Development Company, New Africa Holdings, African International Bank, United Bank for Africa, Unilever, etc.
Ali, a retired Colonel, holds a Bachelors and Master degrees in Criminology. In addition to being a former military administrator of Kaduna state from 1996 to 1998, he was also the President’s former chief of staff.
Abeshi, who hails from Nasarawa state, replaces former Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Parradang, who was suspended earlier in the week.