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Buhari Seeks Approval of 15 Special Advisers


President Mohammadu Buhari has submitted requests to the Senate for the appointment of 15 Special Advisers.

The request was contained in a statement by Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, in the Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters ( Senate), Ita Enang.

The Presidential aide was earlier on Wednesday sighted at the Presidential Villa with the list, the content of which he had refused to disclose

But Akpan citing section 151 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended which confers on him the power to appoint Special Advisers to assist him in the performance of his functions, the President requested the kind consideration of the distinguished Senators to appoint 15 Special Advisers.

He disclosed that the request is expected to be read tomorrow, Thursday, at plenary.

“Also today at plenary, the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, hinted at the possibility of the President sending his ministerial list to the Senate this week. He says the executive arm of government was working round the clock towards ensuring that the Senate gets the ministerial list before the end of the week” he said.


Tony Ailemen, Abuja