The senate has approved a request by President Bola Tinubu to appoint 20 special advisers.
Tinubu’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during Tuesday’s plenary.
In the request to the senate, the president did not list the names of the 20 special advisers.
But after the letter was read, the senators approved the request.
Speaking, Lawan said it is of “utmost urgency” that the president has a team to work with.
“Because there is no name for special advisers we will just approve it from here.
“We feel that that this is something of utmost urgency,” the senate president said.
The development comes days after Tinubu announced the appointment of Femi Gbajabiamila, the outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives, as his Chief of Staff.
George Akume, the immediate past Minister of Special Duties, was named the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former deputy governor of Jigawa State, was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff.