There’s been a shake-up in Aso Rock as President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked four aides of First Lady Aisha Buhari.
He has also approved the redeployment of three other aides of Aisha to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Saturday titled, ‘President Buhari Approves Sami Zorro SSA to Aisha Buahri, Redeployment and Disengagement of Others’.
“Those affected by the redeployment are: Dr. Mohammed Abdulrahman, who was Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba, who was Special Assistant to the President on Administration; and Wole Aboderin, who was Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organisations.
“Also approved with effect from February 11, is the disengagement of Zainab Kazeem, the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady.
“Zorro, a famous journalist, brings to the new job decades of experience in media practice, publishing, and unionist leadership. He was at various times President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, West African Journalists Association, and the Federation of African Journalists.
“He was in the House of Representatives, where he chaired the committee on Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and Initiatives in the North-East,” he said.
As at press time, the reason for the reshuffle remained unknown.
The shake-up arrives barely 48 hours after the First Lady was spotted on an evening train returning from Kaduna to Abuja.