President Bola Tinubu appointed eight special advisers yesterday as announced in a statement by the director of information at the state house, Abiodun Oladunjoye.
A brief profile of the Advisers :
1. Dele Alake: A veteran journalist and media strategist, he was once the editor-in-chief of The Punch newspaper in Nigeria. He later served as Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State under Governor Bola Tinubu. He has also been a special adviser to the Governor of Lagos State and a public affairs consultant. To serve as adviser on special duties, communication and strategy
2. Yau Darazo: A former lawmaker and politician from Bauchi State, he served as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Bauchi State and later as a member of the House of Representatives. He is known for his expertise in political and intergovernmental affairs. Darazo is to serve as special adviser on political and intergovernment affairs
3. Wale Edun: A former finance commissioner in Lagos State, he is a renowned economist and financial expert. He has held senior positions in several banks and financial institutions in Nigeria. He is expected to bring his expertise in monetary policies to bear in his new role as a special adviser of Monetary policies.
4. Olu Verheijen: A renewable energy expert, she is the co-founder and CEO of Energy Solutions Ltd., a company focused on promoting clean energy in Nigeria. She has also served as an adviser to the Nigerian government on energy policies and has worked on several renewable energy projects in Nigeria and other African countries. Olu is to serve as special adviser on energy
5. Zachaeus Adedeji: A tax expert and consultant, he has worked with several multinational companies and government agencies in Nigeria on tax-related matters. He is expected to advise the president on revenue generation strategies and tax policies.
6. Nuhu Ribadu: A former anti-corruption czar, he served as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria. He is known for his role in fighting corruption in Nigeria and is expected to bring his experience in security matters to bear in his new role as a special adviser on security.
7. John Ugochukwu Uwajumogu: A former lawmaker and politician from Imo State, he served as the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly and later as a member of the Senate. He has extensive experience in legislative affairs and is expected to advise the president on issues related to industry, trade, and investment.
8. Salma Ibrahim Anas: A medical doctor and public health expert, she has worked on several health projects in Nigeria and other African countries. She is expected to advise the president on health policies and programs that will improve the health outcomes of Nigerians.