The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Salisu Dahiru as the pioneer Director-General and CEO of the National Council on Climate Change.
Dahiru’s appointment was announced in a statement on Sunday evening from the presidency.
Naija News reports the appointment is with effect from July 25, 2022.
According to the statement, until his appointment, Dahiru was National Project Coordinator for Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) and ACReSAL Nigeria which is a 6-year World Bank-assisted project that seeks to increase the adoption of sustainable landscapes management practices in Northern Nigeria.
Profile Of New Appointee
Dr. Dahiru holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany, a Master’s degree in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding, and a PhD in Environmental Resources Management.
He was once Nigeria’s Lead Negotiator for the Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector under UN Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Buhari’s Nephew Dumps APC
A nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, Hon. Fatuhu Muhammadu has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The son of President Buhari’s elder sister had failed to secure his reelection ticket.
Fatuhu had polled 30 votes while his rival, Aminu Jamo, got 117 votes in the primary election.
Naija News reports that Fatuhu, who represents Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives, announced his decision to leave the party in a letter to the ward Chairman of Sarakin Yera A Ward in Daura.