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Senater president appoints Abubakar Usman as SA on New Media , four others

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Abubakar Usman as his Special Adviser on New Media.

He has also appointed Karage Mamman as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

A statement by Lawan’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, on Tuesday explained that three other appointments were made by the Senate President.

The statement added that Mr. Ola Awoniyi, as his Special Adviser on Media. Kabir Adamu as Special Adviser on Security and Intelligence, and Muhammad Mukhtar Yawale as Special Adviser on Health.

appointments, it stated, were with immediate effect.

Isa explained that the 58-year-old Awonyi, is a graduate of the University of Ibadan where he obtained a first degree in Psychology.

He also obtained two Masters degrees (Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice) and (International Affairs and Diplomacy) from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from International Institute of Journalism, Abuja in 1997.

He worked with Nigerian Tribune for over a decade before he joined the services of Agence France-Press, where he was the Head of the Abuja office.

Awoniyi replaced Mr. Festus Adedayo, who was dropped following a public outcry over his appointment.

The new Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Karage, according to the statement is a graduate of University of Sokoto, where he obtained Bachelor of Arts (Education).

He retired as Director in the Federal Ministry of Education in 2018.

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