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Bola Tinubu Greenlights Six Advisers and 12 Additional Aides for Shettima

President Bola Tinubu has given the nod for the appointment of 18 key personnel to bolster the office of Vice President Kashim Shettima.

The move aims to accelerate the “Renewed Hope” agenda, a cornerstone of the Tinubu administration.

The newly appointed team comprises six Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants.

According to Olusola Abiola, the Director of Information in the Vice President’s office, these individuals will be instrumental in executing the federal government’s objectives across various economic sectors.

Notable Appointments

Among the appointees is Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who takes on the role of Special Adviser on Political Matters. 

Baba-Ahmed is notably the elder sibling of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party’s vice-presidential candidate in the February 25 general elections.

Bola Tinubu prioritises diverse expertise

Other key figures include Rukaiya El-Rufai, who will serve as Special Adviser to the President on NEC and Climate Change, and Tope Kolade Fasua, appointed as Special Adviser on Economic Matters. 

Aliyu Modibbo Umar, Jumoke Oduwole, and Sadiq Wanka have also been named Special Advisers, focusing on General Duties, PEBEC and Investment, and Power Infrastructure, respectively.

Senior Special Assistants

The Senior Special Assistants include Usman Mohammed, responsible for Administration and Office Coordination, and Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, who will handle Media and Communications. 

Ishaq Ahmed Ningi and Peju Adebajo are among others who will focus on Digital Media and Emergency Management, and Investment and Privatisation, respectively.

Baba-Ahmed’s accepts Tinubu’s nomination

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed took to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to confirm his acceptance.

In his statement, Baba-Ahmed emphasised that now is not the time for “fence-sitting or criticism.”

He expressed his honour and humility in accepting the role, urging the public to pray for him and for Nigeria as they embark on this new chapter.

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