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PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS FEMI GBAJABIAMILA COS, SEN. IBRAHIM HADEJIA, DCOS, GEORGE AKUME, SGF
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Friday in Abuja announced the appointment of Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff, and Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff.
In a meeting with Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), the President also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
June 02, 2023
The News in brief analysis…
President Bola Tinubu has made his first set of appointments, naming Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff, Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia as Deputy Chief of Staff, and George Akume as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Gbajabiamila is a lawyer and politician who has served as Speaker of the House of Representatives since 2019. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and is considered to be close to President Tinubu.
Hadejia is a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State and a member of the APC. He is a lawyer and politician who has served in various government positions, including as Minister of State for Agriculture and Water Resources.
Akume is a former Minister of Special Duties and a member of the APC. He is a lawyer and politician who has served in various government positions, including as Governor of Benue State.
The appointments are seen as a sign of President Tinubu’s commitment to building a strong and experienced team to help him govern Nigeria. The appointments are also seen as a way for President Tinubu to reward his allies and supporters who helped him win the 2023 presidential election.
The appointments have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised the appointments, saying that President Tinubu has chosen a team of experienced and capable individuals. Others have criticized the appointments, saying that President Tinubu has appointed his friends and allies to key positions, regardless of their qualifications.
Only time will tell whether President Tinubu’s first set of appointments will be a success. However, the appointments are a significant development in the early days of President Tinubu’s administration.