President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed former Editor of LEADERSHIP Newspaper, Stanley Nkwocha as a media aide in the office of the vice President.
Elanza News reports that Nkwocha has been with the vice president Kashim Shettima for a long time and he was part of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu campaign council.
In a statement on Monday, Olusola Abiola, a director of information in the office of the vice-president, said Shettima’s new team has six special advisers and 12 senior special assistants.
“The team comprising 6 Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants will work in the office of the Vice President, supporting the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda of the Tinubu administration,” the statement reads.
Some of the notable names on the list are Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party (LP) vice-presidential candidate; Tope Kolade Fasua, a columnist at TheCable; and Gimba Kakanda, a public policy analyst.
Here is the full list of the appointees;
Rukaiya El-Rufai, special adviser, NEC and Climate Change
Tope Kolade Fasua, special adviser, economic matters
Aliyu Modibbo Umar, special adviser, general duties
Hakeem Baba Ahmed, special adviser, political matters
Jumoke Oduwole, special adviser, PEBEC and Investment
Sadiq Wanka, special adviser, power infrastructure
Usman Mohammed, senior special assistant, administration andand office coordination
Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, senior special assistant, media and communications
Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, senior special assistant, digital media and emergency management
Peju Adebajo, senior special assistant, investment and privatisation
Mohammed Bulama, senior special assistant, political/special duties
Kingsley Uzoma, senior special assistant, agribusiness and productivity enhancement
Gimba Kakanda, senior special assistant, research and analytics
Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, senior special assistant, job creation and MSMEs.
Nasir Yammama, senior special assistant, innovation
Zainab Yunusa, senior special assistant, NEC
Mariam Temitope, senior special assistant, regional development programmes
Bashir Maidugu, deputy state house counsel