Tinubu appoints eight special advisers

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has appointed eight special advisers (SAs) in his latest round of major appointments, according to a statement from the State House. 

The appointments came shortly after the president inaugurated the National Economic Council (NEC), headed by his vice, Kashim Shettima, on Thursday, June 15.

The ICIR reports Tinubu making the latest appointments on his 18th day in office – he assumed office on May 29.


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    This organisation reported how the National Assembly approved the President’s request for 20 special advisers on June 6.

    Similarly, on June 2, The ICIR reported how Tinubu appointed the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as his Chief of Staff.

    He also named the immediate past Minister of Special Duties and former governor of Benue State, George Akume, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

    Below are the eight Nigerians the president appointed on Thursday and their portfolios, according to a statement signed by the Director of Information, State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye.

    • Dele Alake: Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications and Strategy
    •  Yau Darazo: Special Adviser, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs
    •  Wale Edun: Special Adviser, Monetary Policies
    • Olu Verheijen: Special Adviser, Energy
    • Zachaeus Adedeji: Special Adviser, Revenue
    • Nuhu Ribadu: Special Adviser, Security
    • John Ugochukwu Uwajumogu: Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investment.
    • Salma Ibrahim Anas (a doctor): Special Adviser, Health

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