President Muhammadu Buhari in his new appointments into the federal cabinet of his second tenure fired a controversial presidential aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, including another aide, Bashir Ahmad.
National Daily learned that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in respective letters dated August 14, 2019, indicated that President Buhari re-appointed Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, and Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. Laolu Akande was retained as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.
The letters indicated that all appointments took effect from May 29, 2019.
It was further disclosed that President Buhari appointed Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant (Digital Media) and Mallam Buhari Salihu, Special Assistant, Online Media.
The President reassigned Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters to SSA on Niger Delta Affairs. Senator Babajide Omoworare was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate).
Mallam Umar El-Yakub was reappointed the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).