Breaking News: Buhari appoints SGF, Chief of Staff, others
Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Babachir David Lawal as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)
In a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the president also appointed Alhaji Abba Kyari as his Chief of Staff ; retired Col. Hameed Ali as Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service, while Mr Kure Abeshi is the new Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service.
It stated that the president also appointed Sen. Ita S. Enang as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) while Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu is the new SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
According to the statement, the appointments are with effect from August 27.
It will recalled that the office of Comptroller-General of Customs became vacant following the voluntary retirement of the former CG, Alhaji Abdulahi Dikko last week.
Similarly, the replacement of Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service was squeal to the suspension of the former CG, Mr. David Parradang last week also.
Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF.
Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)
Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)
The new SGF hails from Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979, with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree.
The new SGF worked with the Delta Steel Company, Aladja, Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited and Data Sciences Limited, before establishing his own ICT and Telecommunications consulting firm in 1990.
He is also a member of the Nigeria Computer Society, the Nigeria Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.