President Bola Tinubu has appointed two additional Special Advisers and two Senior Assistants.
The Secretary to the the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday evening, in Abuja.
The appointees are:
Hadiza Bala Usman Special Adviser, Policy Coordination
Hannatu Musa Musawa Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy
Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (Senate)
Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)
The president also appointed the pioneer chairman of Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, as the National Security Adviser.
Recall that Tinubu had last week named Ribadu as his Special Adviser on Security.
Meanwhile, the president has retired all the nation’s Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, as well as the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali.
He subsequently appointed Maj. Gen. C.G Musa, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal H.B Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff; DIG Kayode Egbetokun, Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye as Chief of Defence Intelligence
The president also appointed Col. Adebisi Onasanya, Commander, Brigade of Guards; Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf, 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja; Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State; Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim, 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger State; Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote, 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja; and Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs.
According to Akume, the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are to act in their positions, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.