Jonathan gets new Advisers

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President Goodluck Jonathan has named Professor Precious Kassey Garba as his Chief Economic Adviser.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ima Niboro, in Abuja on Friday, until her appointment, she has served as Professor of Economics and Dean, Faculty of The Social Sciences at the University of Ibadan.

She was also Vice-President of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) between 2003 and 2007.

Prof. Garba is a recipient of several prizes in academic research and author of many research works on economics.

The statement also said that Jonathan has similarly appointed Prof. Dan Adebiyi as his Special Adviser on Policy Monitoring and Performance Evaluation.

A seasoned policy analyst who has served government in various capacities, Prof. Adebiyi is presently a member of the Presidential Advisory Council. He has his degrees in Political Science, International Relations, and Government and Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan and the Harvard University, USA.

Both appointments take immediate effect