The Nigerian Senate has approved a request made by President Bola Tinubu to appoint 20 special advisers.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who read the request during the session on Tuesday, June 6, emphasized the urgency of Tinubu having his team to work with.
Lawan said, “It is utmost urgency” that the president has his team to work with. Because there is no name for special advisers we will just approve it from here. We feel that that this is something of utmost urgency.”
After it was read, the Senate Leader, Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East), moved that “the Senate do consider the request of Mr. President and C-in-C for the approval of the Senate to appoint 20 Special Advisers.”
The Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda, seconded the motion.
The Senate, therefore, approved the president’s request to appoint the 20 special advisers even though the specific names of the candidates were not listed by Tinubu.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Bola Tinubu recently appointed a former Benue State governor, George Akume, as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as his chief of staff.