President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has made significant appointments, adding two Special Advisers and two Senior Assistants to his team. These appointments aim to enhance policy coordination, promote culture and entertainment, and facilitate effective communication with the National Assembly.
One of the newly appointed Special Advisers is Hadiza Bala Usman, a respected figure in Nigerian politics and governance. Usman, known for her previous role as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), brings her expertise in policy coordination to the position of Special Adviser for Policy Coordination. Her extensive experience in public service and commitment to economic growth make her a valuable asset to the administration.
Hannatu Musa Musawa, a renowned advocate for culture and the entertainment industry, has been appointed as the Special Adviser for Culture and Entertainment Economy. Musawa’s background as a filmmaker, cultural entrepreneur, and policy advocate equips her with the necessary insights to foster the development of these sectors and harness their potential for national growth.
In strengthening ties with the National Assembly, President Tinubu appointed Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel as the Senior Special Assistant for National Assembly Matters (Senate). Gumel’s legislative experience and political acumen make him well-suited to navigate the complexities of the Nigerian legislative process, facilitating effective collaboration between the executive and the Senate.
Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim, an accomplished lawyer, and politician, assumes the position of Senior Special Assistant for National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). Ibrahim’s deep understanding of legislative affairs and his ability to engage with members of the House will help bridge the gap between the executive and legislative branches of government.
These recent appointments reflect President Tinubu’s commitment to strengthening governance and promoting expertise in key areas. The newly appointed advisers and assistants are expected to play pivotal roles in driving policy coordination, advancing the culture and entertainment economy, and fostering productive relationships with the National Assembly.