President Muhammadu Buhari has made his first set appointments in his administration when he appointed three presidential aides.
The president appointed the Mr. Femi Adesina, the incumbent President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
Next on the line of appointments made by Buhari yesterday evening s Mallam Shehu Garbu who is the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
A statement by his media team also announced that the president has appointed Mallam Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP).
The statement made available to LEADERSHIP this night noted: “President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the first set of appointments into his administration.
“The President on Sunday evening, May 31st 2015 named Mr Femi Adesina and Mal. Garba Shehu as his spokesmen. Femi Adesina will serve as Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) while Garba Shehu will be the new Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity).
“The President has also approved the appointment of Mal. Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP)”.
Apart from his being the president of the NGE, Adesina, until his appointment, was also the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers.
Until his appointment, Shehu who served as the Director, Media and Publicity of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council was also the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors 16 years ago.
Kazaure the new SCOP is a career Foreign Service official who until his appointment served in Aso Rock Villa as a Special Assistant on Presidential Matters.
By this appointments, Adesina will take the position of Dr. Reuben Abati who was Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to former President Goodluck Jonathan, while Shehu will play the role of Dr. Doyin Okupe, erstwhile Senior Special Assistant to Jonathan of public affairs.