BREAKING: President Tinubu Appoints Buhari's Ex-Minister as SGF

BREAKING: President Tinubu Appoints Buhari's Ex-Minister as SGF

  • President Bola Tinubu has confirmed the appointment of former minister George Akume as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)
  • This came moments after Tinubu appointed House of Reps speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, as chief of staff
  • The Nigerian leader also announced the appointment of Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former deputy governor of Jigawa state, as Deputy Chief of Staff

State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday, June 2, announced the appointment of the immediate past minister of special duties, George Akume, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Akume, a former governor of Benue state, served under former President Muhammadu Buhari as the immediate past minister of special duties.

Senator Dr. George Akume, Bola Tinubu, SGF
Tinubu appoints former minister, Senator Dr. George Akume as SGF. Photo credit: Senator Dr. George Akume
Source: Facebook

Senator Dr. George Akume's appointment confirmed

This was made known by an aide to former President Buhari, Tolu Ogunlesi, in a post he shared on Twitter.

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The post sighted by reads thus:

"PBAT has made his first set of appointments:
"Chief of Staff: Speaker House of Reps, @femigbaja
"Deputy COS: Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, former Dep Gov of Jigawa
"Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF): Immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume.
"In the Nigerian tradition, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President serves the Vice President."

Femi Gbajabiamila reacts to reports of his alleged appointment as President Tinubu's Chief of Staff reported earlier that the outgoing speaker of the 9th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, reacted to his alleged appointment as the Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Some media reports had earlier on Thursday, June 1, stated that Gbajabiamila had been appointed Tinubu's COS, citing a purported Facebook post by the Speaker's Chief of Staff, Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu.

However, Wasiu, in another Facebook post sighted by debunked the report as "fake news".

Buhari’s former aide Femi Adesina gets new appointment after 8 Years working in Aso Rock

Former special adviser to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has gotten a new appointment as Executive Vice Chairman at The Sun Newspapers.

Adesina disclosed this during an interview with The Crest and said he would resume his new role on September 1.

Adesina explained that the founder of the organisation, Senator Orji Kalu approved the appointment.


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