LIST: Buhari retains Boss Mustapha, Kyari, 11 other close aides for second term 

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has decided to retain thirteen of his close aides, including the Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The State House made this announcement on Friday, adding that the appointments shall be presumed to take effect from May 29, when Buhari was sworn-in again as president. The ICIR observes that all the appointees maintained the same offices they occupied in the previous term.

According to presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, Boss Mustapha remains Nigeria’s SGF and, amid widespread discontent, Abba Kyari likewise remains the government’s chief of staff.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) to the President,” Shehu said.

    “Both appointments take effect from May 29, 2019.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reported on Wednesday that Sunday Aghaeze was re-appointed the president’s Personal Assistant on Photography through a letter signed by Mustapha.

    A report published on Thursday had revealed that all but three of the president’s appointees had not been receiving their usual pay and had lost other privileges attached to their positions though they are still actively working for the administration.


    Here is the full list of the appointees as of Friday:

    1 Abba Kyari President’s Chief of Staff.
    2 Boss Mustapha Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
    3 Mohammed Sarki Abba Senior Special Assistant to the President (Household and Social Events).
    4 Ya’u Shehu Darazo Senior Special Assistant to the President (Special Duties).
    5 Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi Personal Physician to the President.
    6 Lawal A. Kazaure State Chief of Protocol.
    7 Sabiu Yusuf Special Assistant (Office of the President).
    8 Saley Yuguda Special Assistant (House Keeping).
    9 Ahmed Muhammed Mayo Special Assistant (Finance & Administration).
    10 Mohammed Hamisu Sani Special Assistant (Special Duties).
    11 Friday Bethel Personal Assistant (General Duties).
    12 Sunday Aghaeze Personal Assistant (State Photographer).
    13 Bayo Omoboriowo Personal Assistant (Presidential Photographer).


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