Buhari changed wife’s aides because she asked for it – Presidency

The presidency has said First Lady Aisha Buhari asked President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage three aides working with her.

A statement by presidential media assistant Garba Shehu said, “At the instance of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the President has also approved the immediate redeployment of three of the political appointees in her office to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, pending their assignment to some other government departments or agencies.”

The affected officials, Shehu said, 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.”

Among their replacements is Muhammad Sani Zorro, now, senior special assistant to Mrs. Buhari. He is a journalist, politician, and former lawmaker. 

President Buhari “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.”

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