President Bola Tinubu has appointed 18 aides comprising special advisers and senior special assistants in the office of Vice-President Kashim Shettima.
In a statement on Monday, Olusola Abiola, a director of information in the office of the vice-president, said Shettima’s new team has six special advisers and 12 senior special assistants.
“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 statement reads.
Some of the notable names on the list are Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party (LP) vice-presidential candidate; Tope Kolade Fasua, a columnist at TheCable; and Gimba Kakanda, a public policy analyst.
Here is the full list of the appointees;
- Rukaiya El-Rufai, special adviser, NEC and Climate Change
- Tope Kolade Fasua, special adviser, economic matters
- Aliyu Modibbo Umar, special adviser, general duties
- Hakeem Baba Ahmed, special adviser, political matters
- Jumoke Oduwole, special adviser, PEBEC and Investment
- Sadiq Wanka, special adviser, power infrastructure
- Usman Mohammed, senior special assistant, administration and office coordination
- Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, senior special assistant, media and communications
- Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, senior special assistant, digital media and emergency management
- Peju Adebajo, senior special assistant, investment and privatisation
- Mohammed Bulama, senior special assistant, political/special duties
- Kingsley Uzoma, senior special assistant, agribusiness and productivity enhancement
- Gimba Kakanda, senior special assistant, research and analytics
- Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, senior special assistant, job creation and MSMEs.
- Nasir Yammama, senior special assistant, innovation
- Zainab Yunusa, senior special assistant, NEC
- Mariam Temitope, senior special assistant, regional development programmes
- Bashir Maidugu, deputy state house counsel