President Buhari approves appointment of Aliyu Abubakar as DG Legal Aid Council

President Buhari approves appointment of Aliyu Abubakar as DG Legal Aid Council

- The appointment of Barrister Abubakar as the new director-general for the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria has been approved by President Buhari

- Abubakar takes over the mantle of leadership from the acting DG, Tunde Ikusagba

Barrister Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar has been appointed as the new director general for the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Barr. Jessica Mamven, the head, press unit of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, in a press release revealed that Abubakar on Monday, January 21, took over the mantle of leadership of the council from the acting DG, Tunde Ikusagba, who is also the council’s director, Criminal Justice.

The new DG is an indigene of Kebbi state and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto in 1987, was called to bar in 1988 after attending the Nigerian Law School in Lagos from 1987 to 1988.

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Barr. Abubakar who before now, she said had been into private legal practice as the founder and Principal Partner, Falalah Law Chambers, is also said to be a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria (FCILRM).

“He did his National Youth Service with the defunct Companies Registry, Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry and was subsequently employed by the Federal Civil Service Commission as an Assistant Registrar of Companies in 1989.

Mr. Abubakar transferred his services to the National Insurance Corporation (NICON) – in Lagos where he rose to become a Senior Management staff before the privatization of the agency in 2005," she said.

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Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Aliyu Balarabe as the Medical Director (MD), Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state.

A press statement signed by a spokesperson of the federal ministry of health, Boade Akinola, on Wednesday, January 16, indicated that Balarabe’s appointment is for an initial first term of four years.

According to Akinola, the appointment was confirmed in a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

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