President Buhari has Sacked Top Aide
President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Zainab Kazeem, an aide to Aisha Buhari, the first lady.
Kazeem worked for the First Lady’s Office as a Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events.
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Sani Zorro, a journalist, politician, and former lawmaker, has been named Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy in the First Lady’s Office by Buhari.
In a statement on Saturday signed by Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, some redeployments were also made.
“At the instance of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the President has also approved the immediate redeployment of three of the political appointees in her office to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, pending their assignment to some other government departments or agencies. Those affected by the redeployment are: Dr. Mohammed Kamal Abdulrahman, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba, Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Wole Aboderin, Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs.
“Also approved with effect from 11th February is the disengagement of Zainab Kazeem, the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady. Zorro, a famous journalist brings to the new job decades-long experience in media practice, publishing and unionist leadership.”
“He was at various times President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, West African Journalists Association (WAJA) and the Federation of African Journalists, FAJ.”