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President Muhammadu Buhari has made some key appointments into his administration today. Alh. Abba Kyari has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the President.

The President has also appointed Babachir David Lawal as Secretary to the Government while retired Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali was appointed the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian Customs Service.  Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi got the position of Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service, Senator Ita S.J. Enang was appointed SSA to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate) and Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

Below is the full press release of these new appointments from the State House Press:

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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS SGF, CHIEF OF STAFF, OTHERS

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:

  1. Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation
  2. Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
  3. Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
  4. Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
  5. Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)
  6. Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

The appointments are with effect from today, August 27, 2015.

Engr. Lawal, the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation hails from Hong Local Government Area, Adamawa State. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and 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.

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Alhaji Abba Kyari, the new Chief of Staff to the President holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick in Law and Sociology. He has worked with the New Nigeria Development Company, New Africa Holdings, African International Bank, United Bank for Africa, Unilever, and Mobil in various capacities over the years.

The new Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ali holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Criminology. He was military administrator of Kaduna State from 1996 to 1998.

The new Comptroller- General of Immigration, Mr. Abeshi hails from Nasarawa State. He joined the Nigerian Immigration Service in 1989 as an Assistant Comptroller. His educational qualifications include a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

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Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

August 27, 2015

What are your thoughts on this latest appointments of President Muhammadu Buhari? Feel free to comment also on his appointments so far since coming back to power. Use the comment box below.

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