How Tinubu Requested For 20 Special Advisers 
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Politics - June 6, 2023

How Tinubu Requested For 20 Special Advisers 

The Nigerian Senate has consented to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s request for the appointment of 20 special advisers.

Tinubu’s request was contained in a letter read by the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan during a plenary session. Commenting on the request, Lawan said, “It is of utmost urgency that the president has his team to work with. Because there is no name for special advisers we will just approve it from here. We feel that that this is something of utmost urgency.”

After the reading, the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir moved that the Senate consider the request of Mr. President C-in-C for the approval of the Senate to appoint 20 Special Advisers.

Following the motion moved by Gobir, the Senate Minority Leader seconded the approval saying, “The request of Mr President C-in-C is approved!”

Also, the Senate passed several bills, including the Physically Challenged (Empowerment) Act, 2023, Chartered Institute of Digital Forensics of Nigeria Bill 2023, Control of Small Arms and Light Weight Weapons Bill, 2023 and National Assembly Library Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2023.

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The appointment of special advisers comes after President Bola Tinubu appointed the outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as his Chief of Staff.

Tinubu also appointed the immediate past Minister of Special Duties and former Benue State Governor, George Akume, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Furthermore, the former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, was made the Deputy Chief of Staff.

This development was contained in a statement signed last Friday by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, titled ‘President Tinubu appoints Gbajabiamila COS, Sen. Ibrahim Hadejia, DCOS, George Akume, SGF.’

Details of the names are sketchy as Tinubu failed to reveal the names of the 20 special advisers.

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