Oghiadomhe, Abati, Oronto, Sarah Jibril make Jonathan’s 20 aides list

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BY DANIEL  IDONOR

ABUJA – PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of Chief Mike Oghiadomhe as Chief of Staff, COS, to the President, and Dr Reuben Abati as Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. Eighteen other aides were also named to advise the president in various areas of Nigeria’s development.

A statement signed by the Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, said the aides would assist the President in the discharge of his constitutional obligations to the nation.

According to the statement, the Special Advisers would be sworn-in today by 2.00 p.m. at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa.

The re-appointment of Chief Mike Oghiadomhe as COS to the President, has thus brought to an end long media war on who becomes the COS.

The re-emergence of Oghiadomhe also faulted reports that the former Ambassador to the Nordic countries, Godswill Igali, had been named in his place.

Others retained are Engr. Mohammed Kachalla Abubakar, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President; Amb. Hassan Tukur, Principal Secretary to the President; Dr. Tunji Olagunju, Special Adviser to the President on NEPAD and Mr. Oronto Douglas, Special Adviser to the President on Research and Strategy.

The new entrants are Prof. Abubakar Sambo, Special Adviser to the President on Energy; Mrs. Sarah Akuben Pane, Special Adviser to the President on Social Development; Mrs. Sarah Jibril, Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values; Senator Joy Emodi, Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters and Hon. Kingsley Kuku, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs.
Others are Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi, Special Adviser to the President on International Relations and Prof. Dan Adebiyi, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties

Also on the list are Mrs. Asma’u Abdulkadir, Special Adviser to the President on Gender Issues; Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwakpo, Special Adviser to the President on Technical Matters; Yakubu Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters (Office of the Vice President); Barr. Bashir Sufyan, Special Adviser to the President on Legal Matters (Office of the Vice President) and Senator Isaiah Ballat, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties (Office of the Vice President).

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