Sani Zorro Is New Aisha’s Aide As Buhari Redeploys, Sacks Others

Sani Zorro Is New Aisha’s Aide As Buhari Redeploys, Sacks Others

Muhammad Sani Zorro, a journalist, politician, and former lawmaker, has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First Lady, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Other assistants to the First Lady’s office were also redeployed by the President, with one person being fired.
This was revealed in a statement signed on Saturday by Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
“At the request of Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the First Lady, the President has also approved the immediate redeployment of three political appointees in her office to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, pending their assignment to other government departments or agencies.”
“Those affected by the redeployment are Dr. Mohammed Kamal Abdulrahman, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba, Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Wole Aboderin, Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs.
“Also approved with effect from 11th February is the disengagement of Zainab Kazeem, the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady,” the statement read in part.
According to the statement, Zorro, a famous journalist brings to the new job decades-long experience in media practice, publishing, and unionist leadership.
He was at various times President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), West African Journalists Association (WAJA), and the Federation of African Journalists, FAJ.
He was in the House of Representatives where he chaired the committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees, and Initiatives on North East.