Saraki appoints new Chief of Staff

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has appointed Hakeem Baba Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff.

In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki said the appointment takes immediate effect.

Baba Ahmed, 61, attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as well as London School of Economics and University of Sussex, both in the United Kingdom.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

He replaces Isa Galaudu, who resigned on January 31.

Mr. Galaudu first mentioned his decision to step down in November 2016 for personal reasons and both Mr. Saraki and the chief of staff agreed on his final exit at the end of January, the senate president’s office said at the time.


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  • sheyman

    What about his other 700 aides being paid by nigerian taxpayers

  • thusspokez

    He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree

    What a waste of academic qualification. Spent large sums of money in college fees and expenses to collect these degrees, but only to end up as a glorified secretary to some rogue politician. It would seem that Baba Ahmed 61 years old, can’t find something worthwhile to do with his life despite being a serial collector of academic qualifications. What a waste!

    • Eluba Inas

      Look at this mumu. Who do you want the Senate President to pick? Someone who is not highly educated, so we can continue in retrogression. The position of Chief of Staff to Senate President requires someone who can think intellectually. You are being a typical Nigerian—criticizing everything for the sake of criticizing and recording your presence this morning on the internet.