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Meet All President Buhari's Appointees So Far by Rizmo(m): 9:51pm On Jul 03, 2015
While many Nigerians have been clamoring for
President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint all
his ministers since he assumed office on May 29,
the former head of state has only named some
key personnel.
Many believe, in the coming days, the president
would announce more appointments.
However, I bring to you the
appointments made so far:
1. Femi Adesina (SSA)
Femi Adesina is the Senior Special Adviser (Media
and Publicity) to the president. Adesina is the
current President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors
(NGE) and serves as the Managing Director/
Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers.He is a
pioneer staff of The Sun newspaper where he
became the editor, and later the managing
director and editor-in-chief, a position he will be
quitting for the new position.
2. Lt. Col Mohammed Abubakar – (ADC )
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Aide De
Camp, ADC. He is a Lt. Col. Muhammed Lawal
Abubakar from Kano state.An ADC is a personal
assistant or secretary to a person of high rank,
usually a senior military, government officer, or
Head of State. Lawal Abubakar will be
supervising the president’s security details.
3. Lawal Kazaure – State Chief of Protocol
President Muhammadu Buhari appoints Malam
Lawal Kazaure as his State Chief of Protocol
(SCOP) .Abdullahi Kazaure is a career Foreign
Service official and currently serves in Aso Rock
Villa as a Special Assistant (Presidential Matters)
4. Abdulrahman Mani – CSO
Abdulrahman Mani was appointed by President
Muhammadu Buhari as his new chief security
officer (CSO) before his inauguration as president.
He is an operative of the Department of Security
Service (DSS). Mani’s appointment also came
with accelerated promotion by the secret service.
Mani was deployed by the DSS as a security
detail to Buhari in 2011 weeks before he launched
his campaign that year.

5. Ahmed Idris – Account-General of Federation
Ahmed Idris who hails from Kano State, was born
on November 25, 1960 and was until this
appointment, was the Director of Finance and
Accounts in the Federal Ministry of Mines and
Steel Development.
6. Mordecai Ladan – Director, Department of
Petroleum Resources (DPR)
Mordecai was born on the June 24, 1957 and is
married with children. Ladan is a Petrochemist by
profession, who joined DPR in Novermber 23,
1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist. He has a
B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria July 1982; West African School
Certificate from the Federal Government College,
Kano June 1978. He also bagged M.Sc.
Petrochemicals & Hydrocarbon Chemistry from
the University of Manchester Institute of Science
& Technology, UK March 1986. He later became
the Head, Safety, Health and Environment Division
in May 2014 until his recent appointment as
Director, Department of Petroleum Resources. He
is replacing Mr George Osahon, whose tenure
elapsed on June 19.
7. Mrs. Amina Zakari – INEC ag. Chairman
President, Mahammadu Buhari appointed Amina
Zakari as the acting chairman of the Independent
National Electoral Commission on June 30,2015
Amina Bala Zakari, a pharmacist by profession
hails from Jigawa State. She completed her
Secondary Education from the prestigious Queens
College Yaba, Lagos. She graduated with a
Bachelor of Science (B.sc) degree in Pharmacy
with Second Class upper (Best Graduating
Student) in 1980 from Ahmadu Bello University,
She had her National Youth Service Programme at
the Federal University of Technology, Bauchi
between 1981 -1982, where she set up a
Pharmacy and Drug Store Dispensary as her
service year project.
She then moved into the consultancy field to
serve in various capacities as a consultant in
Health and Social Services from 1997 up till her
appointment as National Commissioner, INEC.
8. Lawal Daura – the director general (DG) of the
Department of Security Services (DSS)
President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Ita
Ekpenyong by appointing his kinsman on July 2.
However, on the next day, the presidency
explained that Lawal Musa Daura was called from
his retirement and would be the new acting DG of
the DSS.
9. Garba Shehu
President appointed Garba Shehu as the Senior
Special Assistant (Media and Publicity). Garba
Shehu is a veteran journalist and former
newspaper editor. Garba Shehu served as the
Director, Media and Publicity of the APC
Presidential Campaign Council. He was the
President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors sixteen
years ago.
Re: Meet All President Buhari's Appointees So Far by Nobody: 9:53pm On Jul 03, 2015
Re: Meet All President Buhari's Appointees So Far by sthugo: 11:04pm On Jul 03, 2015
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