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Senator Saraki Appoints Sacked Senator Danladi Abubakar As Special Adviser

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Senator Saraki Appoints Sacked Senator Danladi Abubakar As Special Adviser

The Senate President Bukola Saraki preciding over a house sitting

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has appointed a sacked Senator Danladi Abubakar, as his Special Adviser on Special Duties.

Abubakar who represented Taraba North Senatorial District was Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on NEPAD when he was removed by the Supreme Court in middle of 2017.

A statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the appointment was with immediate effect.

 Abubakar, according to the statement, had served in the current 8th Senate, where he served as Chairman of the Committee on NEPAD and member of other committees.
It said the 53-year-old was deputy governor before his election into the Senate in 2015.

The Supreme Court had sacked Abubakar in June 2017 and declared Shuaibu Lau as the authentic ‎owner of the senatorial seat.