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President Jonathan Appoints 18 Aides

Source: AUSTYN OGANNAH, THEWILL. - thewillnigeria.com
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 06, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has appointed 18 presidential aides in what Aso Rock insiders say is a reaction to a publication on THEWILL today where we criticised him for his wobbly stand on issues and his inability to appoint aides more than 5 weeks after his inauguration.

The aides according to a release obtained by THEWILL are:

1. Mike A. Oghiadomhe, CFR, Chief of Staff to the President

2. Eng. Mohammed Kachalla Abubakar, mni, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President

3. Amb. Hassan Tukur, Principal Secretary to the President

4. Prof. Abubakar Sambo, Special Adviser to the President on Energy

5. Mrs. Sarah Akuben Pane, Special Adviser to the President on Social Development

6. Dr. Tunji Olagunju, Special Adviser to the President on NEPAD

7. Mrs. Sarah Jibril, Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values

8. Mr. Oronto Douglas, Special Adviser to the President on Research and Strategy

9. Senator Joy Emordi, Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters

10. Hon. Kingsley Kuku, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs

11. Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi, Special Adviser to the President on International Relations

12. Prof. Dan Adebiyi, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties

13. Dr. Rueben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity

14. Mrs. Asma’u Abdulkadir, Special Adviser to the President on Gender Issues

15. Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwakpo, Special Adviser to the President on Technical Matters

16. Yakubu Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters (Office of the Vice President)

17. Barr. Bashir Sufyan, Special Adviser to the President on Legal Matters (Office of the Vice President)

18. Senator Isaiah Ballat, Special Adviser to the President for Special Duties (Office of the Vice President)

A statement from the Secretaty to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim Pius said, “The Special Advisers would be sworn-in on Thursday, 7th July, 2011, by 2.00 p.m. at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.”