President Bola Tinubu has appointed Wale Edun as his Special Adviser in charge of Monetary Policies.
This is as the President also approved the appointment of Dele Alake as Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications and Strategy.
Other appointments released by the Director of Information, State House, on Thursday, include Yau Darazo, Special Adviser, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs; Olu Verheijen, Special Adviser, Energy; and Zacchaeus Adedeji, Special Adviser, Revenue.
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The President also approved Nuhu Ribadu, as Special Adviser, Security; John Uwajumogu, Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investment; and Salma Anas, Special Adviser, Health.
Commenting on the appointment, a lawyer and former member of a federal regulatory agency described the appointment as excellent.
He said appointing likely ministers as special advisers can help the president get to work immediately.
“Send their names to the Senate later on. That way, the vacuum in authority and decision-making is greatly minimized. Also, announcing this one first sounds like an indication of who will be first amongst equals,” the lawyer said.