By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Senator George Akume as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
He also approved the appointments of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff and former Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Ibrahim Hadejia, as Deputy Chief of Staff.
The new appointments were contained in a statement on Friday by State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Friday in Abuja announced the appointment of Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff, and Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff.
“In a meeting with Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), the President also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),” the statement reads.
Before the appointments were made public, the new Chief of Staff to the President, Gbajabiamila was seen being shown round the Chief of Staff wing of the State House by some officials of the State House.
Prior to the announcement of the three new appointments, Ambassador Victor Adelek had been appointed the State Chief of Protocol (SCoP) and has since assumed office.