© 2019 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
Lawan appoints Chief of Staff, SA on media
SENATE President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday approved the appointments of his Chief of Staff, Babagana Muhammad Aji and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Festus Adedayo into office in Abuja.
Dr. Betty Okoroh, Special Adviser to the Senate President on Administration in a statement, said the appointments are with immediate effect.
According to the statement, Aji and Adedayo are needed by the Senate president in executing his planned legislative agenda, hence, their appointments were based on merit, experience, track record and competence.
Aji is currently an administrative coordinator of National Health Insurance Scheme Outreach Services.
He holds a Master Degree in Educational Planning and Administration, and Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
His career kicked-off as an administrative assistant at the University of Maiduguri in 1987, and became a Registrar of the University in 1997. In 2016, he was appointed director, at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Adedayo, a member of Editorial Board of Tribune newspapers, holds a PhD degree in Political Communication from University of Ibadan.
Lawan, on June 13, set up a 12-man Ad hoc committee from six geo-political zones to communicate the welfare of the senators with National Assembly management, headed by Senator Abu Kyari.
The Senate president representing Yobe North district, was on June 11, declared and sworn-in as senate president of the ninth Assembly.