By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) –
Barely 24 hours after suspending the Chairman of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), President Bola Tinubu approved today the appointment of what is believed to be the first set of his Special Advisers.
The President had already obtained the approval of the Nigerian Senate to appoint a total of 20 Special Advisers.
Prominent on the list of the appointees are the former EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as Special Adviser on Security and, a one-time Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake as Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications & Strategy.
Below is the full list as released by the State House, Abuja:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISERS
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the following as Special Advisers:
1.Mr. Dele Alake
Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications and Strategy
2. Mr. Yau Darazo
Special Adviser, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs
3. Mr. Wale Edun
Special Adviser, Monetary Policies
4. Mrs. Olu Verheijen
Special Adviser, Energy
5. Mr. Zachaeus Adedeji
Special Adviser, Revenue
6. Mr. Nuhu Ribadu
Special Adviser, Security
7. Mr. John Ugochukwu Uwajumogu
Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investment.
8. Dr (Mrs.) Salma Ibrahim Anas
Special Adviser, Health
The appointments are with immediate effect.
June 15, 2023