Tinubu appoints 18 aides in Vice President’s office

President Bola Tinubu has appointed 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants for Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Director Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, in a statement on Monday, said: “President 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 six 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; Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on NEC and Climate Change; Tope Fasua as Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Economic Matters; and Aliyu Umar, Special Adviser (SAD), General Duties.

“Other are Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Special Adviser (SAD) on Political Matters, and Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on PEBEC & Investment.

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“Others include, Sadiq Wanka, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Power Infrastructure; Usman Mohammed, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Office Coordination and Kingsley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications.

“Among them include Ishaq Ningi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Media and Emergency Management; Peju Adebajo, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Investment and Privatisation and Mohammed Bulama, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political/Special Duties.

“Kingsley Uzoma, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Agricbusiness and Productivity Enhancement; Gimba Kakanda, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Research and Analytics, and Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Job Creation and 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,” the statement added.

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