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‘No Time To Be “Fence-Sitting,” LP’s Datti Baba-Ahmed’s Brother Declares As Tinubu Appoints Him, 17 Others As Shettima’s Aides

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants to actualize the agenda of the Federal Government across the different sectors of the economy.

 

The team comprising 6 Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants will work in the office of the Vice President, supporting the “Renewed Hope” agenda of the Tinubu administration.

 

The appointments in the Vice President’s office includes; spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed as the Special Adviser (Political) to the Vice President.

 

Dr. Hakeem is the elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, who was Peter Obi’s running mate under the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election.

 

Announcing his readiness to work with the APC government on Monday,  the northern elder revealed describing the appointment as an honour in a post on X, formerly Twitter, said; “It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political Matters) to the VP, @KShettim.”

 

“This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country round. I am honored and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”

 

Other appointees in the office of the Vice President, according to the statement signed by  Olusola Abiola, Director, Information are Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on NEC & Climate Change; Tope Kolade Fasua as Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Economic Matters; Aliyu Modibbo Umar, Special Adviser (SAD), General Duties; and Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on PEBEC & Investment.

 

Others include, Sadiq Wanka, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Power Infrastructure; Usman Mohammed, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration & Office Coordination; Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications; Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Media & Emergency Management; Peju Adebajo, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Investment & Privatisation; Mohammed Bulama, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political/Special Duties; Kingsley Uzoma, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Agricbusiness & Productivity Enhancement; Gimba Kakanda, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Research & Analytics, and Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Job Creation & MSMEs.

 

Nasir Yammama, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Innovation; Zainab Yunusa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on NEC; Mariam Temitope, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Regional Development Programmes, and Bashir Maidugu, Deputy State House Counsel (Senior Special Assistant to the President), completes the list of appointments in the Vice President’s office.

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