President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved one of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s aides from office and redeployed three others.
In a statement released on Saturday by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the sacked aide was named as Zainab Kareem.
Until her sack, which according to Shehu takes effect from Friday, February 11, 2022, Kareem worked as the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady.
In the same vein, Shehu confirmed that Buhari also approved the request by the First Lady to redeploy from her office three other political appointees.
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The redeployed appointees were sent to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation pending their assignment to some other government departments or agencies.
Those affected by the redeployment include: Dr. Mohammed Kamal Abdulrahman, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba, Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Wole Aboderin, Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs.
Meanwhile, the presidential aide added that Buhari also approved the appointment of Mallam Sani Zorro as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First Lady.
Zorro is a journalist, politician and former member of the House of Representatives where he chaired the committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees and Initiatives on North East.
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“Zorro, a famous journalist brings to the new job decades-long experience in media practice, publishing and unionism leadership,’’ Shehu stated.