Buhari redeploys First Lady’s aides, fires one, appoints journalist Zorro as SSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Muhammad Sani Zorro, journalist, politician and former legislator, as Senior Special Assistant to the President for Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First lady.

At the request of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, the President also approved the immediate redeployment of three of the political appointees in her office to the office of the Federation Government Secretary, pending their assignment to other government departments or agencies. .

Those affected by the redeployment are: Mohammed Abdulrahman, Senior Special Assistant to the President for Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba, Special Assistant to the President for Administration and Wole Aboderin, Special Assistant to the President for Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs.

The disengagement of Zainab Kazeem, Special Assistant to the President for Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady, was also approved with effect from February 11.

Mr. Zorro, a well-known journalist, brings decades of experience in media practice, publishing and labor leadership to this new position.

He was repeatedly President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, West African Journalists Association (WAJA) and the Federation of African Journalists, FAJ.

He was in the House of Representatives where he chaired the Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees and Northeast Initiatives.

Garba Shehou

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Advertising)

February 12, 2022

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