President Bola Tinubu has appointed has appointed Hakeem Baba Ahmed and 17 other aides comprising special advisers and senior special assistants in the office of Vice-President Kashim Shettima.

Baba-Ahmed is an elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election.

He is also the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).

CANDIDREPORTERS,COM on Monday gathered that, Olusola Abiola, a director of information in the office of the vice-president, said Shettima’s new team has six special advisers and 12 senior special assistants.

“The team comprising 6 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 reads.

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Some of the notable names on the list are Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party (LP) vice-presidential candidate; Tope Kolade Fasua, a columnist at TheCable; and Gimba Kakanda, a public policy analyst.

Here is the full list of the appointees;

  • Rukaiya El-Rufai, special adviser, NEC and Climate Change
  • Tope Kolade Fasua, special adviser, economic matters
  • Aliyu Modibbo Umar, special adviser, general duties
  • Hakeem Baba Ahmed, special adviser, political matters
  • Jumoke Oduwole, special adviser, PEBEC and Investment
  • Sadiq Wanka, special adviser, power infrastructure
  • Usman Mohammed, senior special assistant, administration and office coordination
  • Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, senior special assistant, media and communications
  • Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, senior special assistant, digital media and emergency management
  • Peju Adebajo, senior special assistant, investment and privatisation
  • Mohammed Bulama, senior special assistant, political/special duties
  • Kingsley Uzoma, senior special assistant, agribusiness and productivity enhancement
  • Gimba Kakanda, senior special assistant, research and analytics
  • Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, senior special assistant, job creation and MSMEs.
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Nasir Yammama, senior special assistant, innovation

Zainab Yunusa, senior special assistant, NEC

Mariam Temitope, senior special assistant, regional development programmes

Bashir Maidugu, deputy state house counsel

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