Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, a spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has been appointed as the Special Adviser on Political Issues to Vice-President, Kashim Shettima.
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is the elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, who served as the running mate of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the February 25 election.
Announcing his appointment via Twitter page on Monday, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to the nation’s development.
He wrote, “It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political) to the VP.
“This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country round. I am honored and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed brings significant political experience to his new role, having previously served as the Chief of Staff to Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, from 2017 to 2019.