Senate President appoints new media aides, others

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has approved the appointments of Karage Mohammed Mamman and Ola Awoniyi as his deputy chief of staff and special adviser on media, respectively.

This was contained in a statement issued Tuesday by the special assistant to the senate president on media and publicity, Mohammed Isa.

Other appointments approved by the senate president, according to the statement, were that of Abubakar Sidiq Usman as special assistant on new media,  Kabir Adamu as special adviser on security and intelligence, and Muhammad Mukhtar Yawale as special  adviser on health.

All the appointments are with immediate effect.

The 58 year old Awonyi, according to the statement, is a graduate of University of Ibadan where he obtained a B. Sc in Psychology and holds Masters in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (MLC) and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) both from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He also obtained a post graduate diploma in journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) Abuja in 1997.

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

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