- The presidency has announced two new appointments made by President Buhari in the Office of the First Lady
- Dr Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Women Affairs
- The president also appointed Dr Mohammed Kamal Abdurrahman as the Senior Special Assistant on Health and Development Partners in the First Lady's office
Aso Rock, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of two new senior aides for the Office of the First Lady.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement on Monday, June 7.
He said the president approved the appointment of Dr Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin as the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Women Affairs in the Office of the First Lady, The Nation reported.
Legit.ng gathers that the president also approved the appointment of Dr Mohammed Kamal Abdurrahman as Senior Special Assistant on Health and Development Partners in the Office of the First Lady.
Dr Abdurrahman was appointed as the Personal Physician to the First Lady in 2015 and reappointed in 2019.
In another related development, Professor Bissallah Ahmed Ekele has been reappointed as the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Ekele’s reappointment was approved by President Buhari who stated that the CMD is to serve in the position for another term of four years after a selfless service in his first tenure in office.
President Buhari urged Ekele to use the responsibility given to him to continue with the development of the hospital and health sector in the country.
In other news, the First Lady has reacted to the suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country. Mrs Buhari announced on Friday evening, June 4, that she would be deactivating her Twitter account.
She made the announcement via a tweet that has now been deleted.
However, shortly before she deactivated the account, First Lady showed her support for the unity of the country by saying long-live Nigeria.