Tinubu Names Hakeem Okunola as New Principal Secretary in Key Appointment 
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Tinubu Names Hakeem Okunola as New Principal Secretary in Key Appointment 

Bola Tinubu, the President, has confirmed the appointment of Hakeem Okunola as his new Principal Secretary, according to an official announcement made on Sunday. Previously serving as the Head of Civil Service in Lagos State, Okunola comes to the position with a commendable background in administration.

With more than a quarter-century of committed service and savvy administrative skills, Hakeem Okunola has a long-standing professional relationship with President Bola Tinubu. Their collaboration dates back to when Tinubu was the Governor of Lagos State and Okunola worked as his personal assistant.

In his latest capacity leading the Civil Service in Lagos State, Hakeem Okunola exhibited a strong dedication to efficient public administration. His selection as Principal Secretary is regarded as a tactical decision by President Bola Tinubu, who gained an experienced confidant with a track record of working closely with him.

The addition of Hakeem Okunola as Principal Secretary is anticipated to enhance both the productivity and competency of the presidential office, given his extensive background in public administration spanning multiple decades.

The statement states that “Hakeem Muri Okunola appointed Principal Secretary to President Tinubu. An astute administrator, former Personal Assistant to President Bola Tinubu when he was governor of Lagos State, and recently Head of Civil Service of Lagos State, Hakeem Muri Okunola brings over 25 years of experience in law and public service to his new role as Principal Secretary to President Bola Tinubu,” 

Tinubu submits other names for Senate approval

President Bola Tinubu has put forward the names of Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande for Senate approval, aiming for them to take up positions within the Ministry of Youth. 

Dr. Ibrahim, a young medical professional, was recently the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum and also served a key role focusing on Sustainable Development Goals in Kwara State. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Olawande is nominated to be the Minister of State for Youth, pending Senate confirmation, according to a statement from presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale.

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