FULL LIST!!Buhari, others have 101 presidential aides; Buhari 24, Osinbajo 52

FULL LIST!!Buhari, others have 101 presidential aides; Buhari 24, Osinbajo 52

Between himself, his wife and close lieutenants, President Muhammadu Buhari has at least 101 aides, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

However, over 50 percent of those aides are attached to the office of the vice president.

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a list of presidential
appointees serving as aides to President Buhari, his wife, Aisha Buhari, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, and other government officials.

Apart from the two men, Mr. Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, has eight aides attached to him.

Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has six presidential aides atttached to his office, while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has five of such aides.

The wife of the president has three recognised aides while the two presidential media assistants are attached to the Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Mr. Osinbajo is said to have appointed at least 15 of those aides between June and August, 2017 when Mr. Buhari was away on medical vacation.

‘ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN’

The list shows that Mr. Buhari’s office has aides on wide range of issues, from key areas of administration and media to social events and housekeeping.

The area with the highest number of aides is media, which has eight appointees – at least one known media aide of the president is however not listed.

The eight in the list, apart from the two official spokespersons of the president, include two aides on new/social media, two on photography and one aide each for “TV Media” and “Broadcast Media”.

LION SHARE FOR OSINBAJO

But while Mr. Buhari has a total number of 24 aides, Mr. Osinbajo has 52, going by the list.

Apart from the initial 21 appointees in the office of the vice president, who handle key areas from economy to social investment programme and media, the vice president has another list of 31 aides to his name.

For the latter list of 31, the aides are grouped into two; 14 are identified as donor funded while the rest are categorised as “government funded”.

Those identified as being funded by donors include senior special assistants on power, IDPs, power privatization, monitoring and evaluation, among others.

Omissions

However, like a previous list of appointees officially released by the president, this list is also not without omissions.

Omitted from the list, by PREMIUM TIMES’s check, are at least one aide each for Mr. Buhari and Mr. Osinbajo.

Bashir Ahmad, a Personal Assistant of Mr. Buhari on New Media is excluded so also is a special assistant to the president on inter-governmental affairs, working in the office of the vice president, Abdulrahman Baffa Yola.

The list also does not include security personnel and civil servants attached to these individuals, who an insider said are also in their dozens.

For example, both the president and the vice president are said to have protocol officers and chief security officers.

The president also has an army colonel serving as his Aide de Camp, ADC. A senior police officer is serving the vice president in similar role.

“This is in addition to a routine of other officials deployed from all over the government to serve the two men,” a presidency source said.

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LIST OF POLITICAL APPOINTEES
 
S/No.    NAMES    PORTFOLIO    DATE
POLITICAL APPOINTEES BY THE PRESIDENT
1.    Mrs. Anne H. Ewohime    Special Assistant (Catering Services) to the President    
2.    Saleh Yuguda    Special Assistant (House Keeping) to the President    
3.    Mr. Garba Shehu    Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President    
4.    Mr. Sarki Abba    Senior Special Assistant (Household & Social Events) to the President    
5.    Mr. Sabi’u Yusuf    Special Assistant (Personal Assistant) to the President    
6.    Mr. Femi Adesina    Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President    
7.    Ya’u Shehu Darazo    Senior Special Assistant to the President (Special Duties)    
8.    Dr. Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi    Personal Physician to the President    
9.    Mohammad Hamisu Sani    Special Assistant to the President (Special Duties)    
10.    Brig. Gen. P T Boroh (rtd)    Special Adviser to the President/Coordinator, Amnesty Programme    
11.    Mallam Abba Kyari    Chief of Staff to the President    
12.    Ahmed Muhammadu Mayo    Special Assistant on Finance and Administration    
13.    Tolu Ogunlesi    Special Assistant on Digital/News Media    
14.    Nasiru Adhama    Special Assistant on Youth and Student Affairs    
15.    Ayuba Balami    Special Assistant on Social Events    
16.    Bayo Omoboriowo    Personal Assistant to the President (Presidential Photographer)    
17.    Sunday Aghaeze    Personal Assistant to the President (State Photographer)    
18.    Naziru Mohammad Bashiru    Personal Assistant to the President (TV Media)    
19.    Shaaban Ibrahim Ibrahim Sanda    Personal Assistant to the President (Broadcast Media)    
20.    Lauretta Onochie    Personal Assistant to the President (Social Media)    
21.    Dr. Samuel Ankeli    Senior Special Assistant on Physically Challenged    
22.    Abike Dabiri-Erewa    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs & Diaspora    
23.    Princess (Mrs. Adejoke O. Adefulire    Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)    
24.    Shehu Garba    Special Assistant on Physically Challenged    
VICE PRESIDENT
1.    Dr. Balkisu Saidu    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Research, Legal & Compliance Matters    
2.    Mr. Adeola Rahman Ipaye    Deputy Chief of Staff to the President    
3.    Mr. Laolu Akande    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity    
4.    Mrs. Maryam Uwais    Special Adviser (Social Investment)    
5.    Mr. Emmanuel Oludolapo Bright    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Management Team    
6.    Mr. Edobor Iyamu    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Affairs    
7.    Mr. Ismaeel Ahmed    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programmes    
8.    Ms. Olayinka Oyeneyin    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Project Management    
9.    Fadi Rose Audu    Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Matters    
10.    Mr. Omolayo Akinfala    Special Assistant to the President on Protocol    
11.    Ms. Imeh Patience Okon    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Infrastructure    
12.    Miss Lillian Idiaghe    Special Assistant to the President on Legal Matters    
13.    Mr. Arukaino Thomas Umukoro    Special Assistant to the President on Communication Projects    
14.    Mr. Daniel Oseaga Ikuenobe    Special Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan    
15.    Mr. Folarin Alayande    Special Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan    
16.    Dr. Effiong Essien    Special Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan    
17.    Olaolu Beckley    Special Assistant to the President on Documentation    
18.    Novo Isioro    Special Assistant to the President on Visual Communication    
19.    Ambassador Abdullahi Gwary    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs    
20.    Feyishayo Aina    Special Assistant to the President (Strategic Communications)    
21.    Hon. Gambo Manzo    Personal Assistant to the President (Political)    
DONOR FUNDED
1.    Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi    Senior Special Assistant Power    
2.    Dr. Mariam Masha    Senior Special Assistant (IDPs)    
3.    Mr. Chiedu Ugho    Senior Special Assistant (Power Privatization)    
4.    Mr. Runde Osibamowo    Senior Special Assistant (Monitoring and Evaluation)    
5.    Dr. Jumoke Oduwole    Senior Special Assistant (Trade and Investment)    
6.    Mr. Muktar Tijina    Special Assistant (Power)    
7.    Mr. Tochi Nwachukwu    Special Assistant (Power Privatization)    
8.    Mr. Mohammed Brimah    Special Assistant (IDPs)    
9.    Mr. Yahaya Maibe    Special Assistant (Social Investments)    
10.    Mr. Peter Dimike    Special Assistant (Economic Matters)    
11.    Mr. Adedeji Adeyemi    Special Assistant (NEC Affairs)    
12.    Mrs. Jibola Ajayi    Special Assistant (BPE Affairs)    
13.    Mr. Ife Adebayo    Special Assistant (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)    
14.    Mr. Myani Bukar    Special Assistant (Legal Matters)    
GOVERNMENT FUNDED
15.    Dr. Adeyemi Depeolu    Special Adviser (Economic Matters)    
16.    Senator Femi Ojudu    Special Adviser (Political Matters)    
17.    Dr. Nicholas Audifferem    Special Adviser (Research, Legal and Compliance)    
18.    Mr. Ayoleke Adu    Senior Special Assistant (Economic Matters)    
19.    Mrs. Foluso Idumu    Senior Special Assistant (Administration)    
20.    Mr. Lanre Osibona    Senior Special Assistant (ICT and Logistics)    
21.    Mr. Sesan Adeboyejo    Senior Special Assistant (Documentation)    
22.    Mr. Tola Asekun    Senior Special Assistant (Budget)    
23.    Mr. Donald Wokoma    Special Assistant (NEC Matters)    
24.    Mr. Bege Bala    Special Assistant (NCP/BPE)    
25.    Mr. Dotun Adebayo    Special Assistant (Privatization)    
26.    Mr. Yosola Dawodu    Special Assistant (Protocol)    
27.    Dr. Abiodun Adelowo    Personal Physician    
28.    Mrs. Koko Iyamu    Special Assistant (Admin)    
29.    Ms. Susan Chagwa    Special Assistant Household and Social Events    
30.    Tayo Basirat Fakorede    Special Assistant (Special Duties)    
31.    Mosope Olaosebikan    Special Assistant (Media and ICT)    
SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
1.    Mr. Gideon Samani    Senior Special Assistant to the President (Political)    
2.    Prof. A. K. Usman    Senior Special Assistant on Legal, Research and Documentation    
3.    Ayuba Musa Birma    Special Assistant to the President (Political)    
4.    Umaru Waziri Kumo    Personal Assistant to the President (Special Duties)    
5.    Ibrahim Bapetel Hassan    Senior Special Assistant to the President (Policy Development & Analysis)    
CHIEF OF STAFF
1.    Mallam Tijjani Yusuf    Special Assistant (General Duties) to the President    
2.    Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/Int. Relations    
3.    Lai Yahaya    Senor Special Assistant to the President on Policy and Strategy    
4.    Fola Oyeyinka    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Matters    
5.    Bode Oyetunde    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Finance and Fiscal Policy    
6.    Farouk Gumel    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties    
7.    Musa Shafi’i    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration    
8.    Abdul Mutallab Muktar    Senior Special Assistant to the President on General Duties    
The Wife of the President
1.    Dr. Mohammed Kamal Abdulrahman    Personal Physician to the Wife of the President    
2.    Hadi Uba    Special Assistant to the President (Admin II) to the Wife of the President    
3.    Dr. Hajo Sani    Senior Special Assistant (Admin) to the Wife of the President    
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION
1.    Alhaji Ahmadu Giade    Special Assistant to the President on Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances    
2.    Mr. Sylvester Imhanobe    Special Assistant to the President on Research/Special Duties    
3.    Mrs. Juliet Chikaodili Ibekaku Nwagwu    Special Assistant to the President on Reforms    
4.    Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji Aikomo    Special Assistant to the President on Financial Crimes    
5.    Mr. Kehinde Isaac Oginni    Special Assistant to the President on Financial Crimes    
6.    Chief Okoi Ofem Obono – Obla    Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution    
MINISTER OF INFORMATION
1.    Mr. Williams Adeleye    Special Assistant to the President on Media (SA to Minister of Information)    
2.    Mr. Segun Adeyemi    Special Assistant on Media (SA to Minister of Information)    
1.    Mr. Ben Ifeanyi Akabueze    DG (Planning)    
 
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