Buhari At Last Appoints SGF, Chief of Staff, Others
After months of foot-dragging, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Babachir David Lawal as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Also appointed is Abba Kyari, as Chief of Staff to the President.A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the president also approved the appointments of Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) as Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service; Kure Martin Abeshi, Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service; Sen. Ita S.J Enang, SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu, SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).Adesina said the appointments are with effect from today, August 27, 2015.According to the statement, the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, hails from Hong Local Government Area, Adamawa State.A 1979 graduate of Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Lawal has 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.It said 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.Abba Kyari had previous work experiences at the New Nigeria Development Company, New Africa Holdings, African International Bank, United Bank for Africa, Unilever, and Mobil in various capacities over the years.The new Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ali, holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Criminology. He was military administrator of Kaduna State from 1996 to 1998 while the new Comptroller- General of Immigration, Mr. Abeshi, hails from Nasarawa State. He joined the Nigerian Immigration Service in 1989 as an Assistant Comptroller. His educational qualifications include a Masters Degree in Public Administration.