President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:
SGF, ENGR. BABACHIR DAVID LAWAL
The new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Engr. Lawal hails from Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, north east of the country.
He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and worked with the Delta Steel Company, Aladja, Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited and Data Sciences Limited before establishing his own ICT and Telecommunications consulting firm in 1990.
He is also a member of the Nigeria Computer Society, the Nigeria Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
CHIEF OF STAFF, ABBA KYARI
Alhaji Abba Kyari, the new Chief of Staff to the President holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick in Law and Sociology.
He has worked with the New Nigeria Development Company, New Africa Holdings, African International Bank, United Bank for Africa, Unilever, and Mobil in various capacities over the years. He hails from Borno State in the north east of the country.
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE, HAMEED ALI
The new Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ali holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Criminology.
He was military administrator of Kaduna State, north west of Nigeria from 1996 to 1998.
He is from Gombe State, north east of the country.
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL, NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, MARTIN ABESHI
The new Comptroller- General of Immigration, Mr. Martin Abeshi hails from Nasarawa State, north central zone of the country. He joined the Nigerian Immigration Service in 1989 as an Assistant Comptroller. His educational qualifications include a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
SSA ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTER (SENATE), ITA ENANG
Senator Ita Enang,was the immediate past Chairman, Rules and Business Committee of the 7th Senate of the National Assembly.
He hails from Akwa Ibom State. Until the last general election in March and April, he was a staunch member of the then ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, now in the opposition.
He recently decamped to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.
SSA ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTER (HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)
Hon. Suleiman Kawu was a vibrant member of the 7th House of Representatives. He hails from Kano State and a staunch member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.