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Jonathan Appoints Two New SSAs As Timi Alaibe Resigns

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ABUJA, Dec 30, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Engr. Emmanuel Egbagbe as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Infrastructure Development Matters.

The President has similarly appointed Alhaji Saidu Yusuf Dutsi as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters.

Until his appointment, Mr. Egbagbe who holds a Masters of Sciences Degree in Water Resources Systems Engineering from the University of California and was the best graduating student of Civil Engineering at the University of Lagos in 1977, was the Director of Infrastructure Development at the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

Alhaji Dutsi who holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Bayero University, Kano has held various elective and appointive Public posts in his native Katsina State. Until his new appointment, he was the Special Assistant on Political Matters to the Katsina State Governor.

Both appointments, which take effect from January 1, 2011, are to fill vacancies created by the appointment of Mr. Femi Ajayi (former SSA to the President on Social Development) as Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the death of Senator Polycarp Nwite (former SSA to the President on Political Matters).

President Jonathan has also accepted the resignation of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Timi Alaibe.

Mr. Alaibe had informed the President in a letter that he will be resigning his appointment with effect from tomorrow to contest for the Governorship of Bayelsa State in the 2011 general elections.