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Buhari appoints new aides for wife

Buhari appoints new aides for wife
June 07
16:12 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rukayyatu Gurin as senior special assistant to the president on administration and women affairs in the office of the first lady.

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, announced the appointment in a statement, on Monday,

According to Adesina, Gurin is a doctorate degree holder in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Maiduguri.

“She was at various times a Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri; a Deputy Director at the National Universities Commission (NUC); and a Director at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru,” the statement reads.

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“Gurin was a Senior Lecturer at Baze University in Abuja before her appointment.

“Gurin replaces Hajo Sani who was recently appointed as Nigeria’s delegate to the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) in France.”

Adesina also announced that the president approved the appointment of Mohammed Abdurrahman as senior special assistant to the president on health and development partners, in the office of the first lady.

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“Abdurrahman holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Maiduguri,” Adesina said.

“He worked at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Yola Specialist Hospital, Sithobela Health Centre in Swaziland, and at the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) before his appointment as the Personal Physician to the First Lady in 2015 and reappointed in 2019.

“Abdurrahman will combine his new role with his position as the Personal Physician to the First Lady.”

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