President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday overruled his wife, Aisha, approving the reappointment of Ade Ipaye and Maryam Uwais as deputy chief of staff and senior special assistant to the president on social investment, respectively.
Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, had announced the reappointment in a statement on Wednesday.
Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife, had said the social investment programmes (SIP) being run by Uwais, failed in the north.
Uwais had told the First Lady, in reply, that she spoke without the knowledge of available records on SIP.
Notwithstanding this, Mr. Buhari approved Uwais’ reappointment.
Also reappointed are Adeyemi Dipeolu, special adviser to the president on economic matters; Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters; Jumoke Oduwole, special adviser to the president on ease of doing business.
“Equally, President Buhari has also appointed Mr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari as Special Adviser on Infrastructure, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, as Senior Special Assistant on Education Interventions, Mr. Louis Odion as Senior Technical Assistant on Print Media, and Mr. Ajuri Ngelale as Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs in the Presidency,” the statement read.
“All appointees are to serve in the Office of the Vice President. Except for Zakari, Bank-Olemoh, Odion and Ngelale, all the other appointments take retrospective effect from May 29, 2019.”