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Buhari Re-appoints Uwais Despite Wife’s Complaints




The reappointment of Ade Ipaye and Maryam Uwais as deputy chief of staff and special adviser to the president on social investment programme respectively has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was announced by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, in a statement yesterday.

Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, presidential spokesmen were amongst those who were re-appointed.

However, Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife, had lamented that the social investment programmes (SIP) set up by Uwais failed in the north.

Uwais had replied the president’s wife, that she spoke without the knowledge of available records on SIP.

Despite his wife’s complaint, Buhari approved Uwais’ appointment.

Also reappointed are Adeyemi Dipeolu, special adviser to the president on economic matters; Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters; Jumoke Oduwole, special adviser to the president on ease of doing business.

“Equally, President Buhari has also appointed Mr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari as Special Adviser on Infrastructure, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, as Senior Special Assistant on Education Interventions, Mr. Louis Odion as Senior Technical Assistant on Print Media, and Mr. Ajuri Ngelale as Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs in the Presidency,” the statement read.

“All appointees are to serve in the Office of the Vice President. Except for Zakari, Bank-Olemoh, Odion and Ngelale, all the other appointments take retrospective effect from May 29, 2019.”

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