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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Rukaiya El-Rufai among 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants to help his administration actualise the agenda in different sectors of the economy.

Rukaiya El-Rufai, who joined the elite partnership of PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria, in 2020, making her the first female from the northern part of the country to join the firm was appointed in the Vice President’s office as Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on NEC & Climate Change.

Her appointment was announced in a statement issued on Monday by the Director of Information in the office of Vice President, Olusola Abiola.

According to the statement, their appointments are to actualise the agenda of the Federal Government across the different sectors of the economy.

The team comprising six Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants will work in the office of the Vice President, supporting the “Renewed Hope” agenda of the Tinubu administration.

The statement partly read: “The appointments in the Vice President’s office includes; Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on NEC & Climate Change; Tope Kolade Fasua as Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Economic Matters; Aliyu Modibbo Umar, Special Adviser (SAD), General Duties; Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Special Adviser (SAD) on Political Matters, and Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on PEBEC & Investment.

“Others include, Sadiq Wanka, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Power Infrastructure; Usman Mohammed, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration & Office Coordination; Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications; Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Media & Emergency Management; Peju Adebajo,

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“Senior Special Assistant to the President, Investment & Privatisation; Mohammed Bulama, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political/Special Duties; Kingsley Uzoma, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Agricbusiness & Productivity Enhancement; Gimba Kakanda, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Research & Analytics, and Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Job Creation & MSMEs.

“Nasir Yammama, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Innovation; Zainab Yunusa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on NEC; Mariam Temitope, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Regional Development Programmes, and Bashir Maidugu, Deputy State House Counsel (Senior Special Assistant to the President), completes the list of appointments in the Vice President’s office.”

 

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