Buhari appoints Maryam Uwais Special Adviser

Maryam Uwais

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abuja-based lawyer and activist, Maryam Uwais, as his Special Adviser for Social Protection Plan.

A presidency source familiar with the matter told PREMIUM TIMES Mrs Uwais, wife of Muhammadu Uwais, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, was appointed weeks ago.

The lawyer, our source said, has been deployed to the office of Vice President Yemi Osibajo, where she is coordinating the administration’s social protection schemes, including a N60billion micro-credit scheme for artisans and market women.

Mrs. Uwais is a respected lawyer with over 30 years experience, including serving as principal partner at Wali Uwais & Co, an Abuja-based law firm.

The special adviser graduated with an LL.B from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in 1980 and was called to the bar in 1981, after attending the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

In 1985, she bagged a Masters in Law from the same university.

Mrs Uwais worked at the Kano State Ministry of Justice between 1980 and 1987.

Between 1988 and 1989, she was at the Nigerian Law Reform Commission, before moving on to the Central Bank of Nigeria where she remained till 1998.

Until her appointment, she was Principal Partner, Wali-Uwais & Co., an Abuja-based law firm.


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    • PolyGon2013

      By blocking leakages boy.

  • Otile

    Mohamed Buhari is blatantly discriminatory with his Federal appointments. Biafra actualization must go on, Imam Abu Shekau must go ahead to actualize the Islamic Caliphate of Arewa. Nobody should be subjected to slavery. If the Yorubas want to remain Fulani slaves all their lives they should go ahead, that’s their choice, they should stop insulting Biafrans or trying to blackmail us into giving away our freedom to backward Fulanis. The world is not as static as the Fulanis know it.

    • aisha ani

      Happy New Year, hope you are ready for the November elections.

      • Julius


      • Otile

        Happy New Year my darling. The November elections are more interesting than the type of elections in our homeland. I am looking forward to voting for Mrs Clinton, she’s our next president. How about you? You have a nice day, my beloved girl.

        • aisha ani

          Definitely voting for Mrs Clinton, am also a campaign volunteer. I pray and hope we will make history later this year.

    • Julius

      You are a biafraudian. Why are you worrying yourself about Nigerian issues ? Shouldnt you be busy trying to get your fearless leader kanu out of jail and your failed fraudulent biafool project going ? Mi think say your time may be spent better doing that.Correct that grammar. lolz

  • Lanre

    Another Hausa-Fulani appointment made by the irredeemable ethno-centrist, Muhammudu Buhari. What is the track record of Maryam Uwais in Social Protection/ Social Welfare Issues? While we are at it who recommended her for the appointment? Aisha? After a few phone calls and fellow “Rankadedes”? My pity to Dolapo. I hope you are learning the Hausa language fast. Add Fula to that too.

    • Julius

      He should have appointed you. Right ?


    In furtherance to the northernisation agenda of dictator Muhammadu Buhari !! The SW must begin by now to understand how unwise it was to support an ethno-centric dictator.

    • Dan Arewa

      A word by ethno-centric looser.

    • tundemash

      Ethnic bigot, keep wailing. It didn’t work pre-election and it wouldn’t work now too. SW are no crumb catchers . Dunce.

      • Julius

        Well said ! E se !

    • abodes_124

      If I may disagree with you a little here. In my opinion this lady appears eminently qualified for the assignment given. In fact given the quality of those she will be working with I think she is even overqualified. As to the Northernisation agenda that has now been accepted as a given for GMB and as they would say you should stop ‘wailing’ about it. Unless a hand from on high intervenes to change the dramatis personae as has happened twice in recent history we are stuck with him until 2019 and maybe beyond.

    • Julius

      There u go again. Thanks for your concern for the SW, we are doing fine. Concentrate on your biafraud failed project. S

      top patronizing us, we are good. Buahri has the right to appoint whoever he likes. We in the SW are not into fake outrages. Jonathan had his cabinet stocked with the Ibos, I didnt see you running your mouth about that.

    • Man_Enough

      Cry for biafra. The westerners have enough tears.

  • Preye

    This appointment was made by the vice President …. She works for him, but by law or convention, there’s only one presidency .. So all APPOINTEES serve under the pleasure of the president ….. Buhari has not appointed his own special advisers …

  • Wetin Naija

    Northern and Hausanalisation of Nigeria by Buhari. I wish Buhari can think a bit outside the Northern circle

    • Mama Kay

      The same way GEJ filled all vacancies with people from his region.

      Get a life and stop seeing things through your myopic view of north vs south. It doesn’t exist. Nigerians live in all regions of the country and inter marry.

      • PlusOne

        I wish you’ll see things clearly.
        I guess you prefer being enslaved than being free to speak and act wisely, and not marginally.

    • tundemash

      If only u had the required qualification. Where were u when Mrs Uwais was going to school ?

      • Otile

        What school did your god Imam Mohamed go to?

    • MushinSpeaks

      Common. Can you check her qualification to see if she is not qualified to handle that capacity?

    • Julius

      Yea, he should have appointed Mrs Jonathan. a.k.a mama piss . Abi

      • PlusOne

        You never learn.

        • Julius

          No bjut, I bet you have.

  • Alexander

    Same old faces again from the north

    • TrueNja

      She is not a northerner. I know her, she is from Edo or Delta state.

  • PlusOne

    Advice him well.

  • vincentumenyiora

    We want to know where these newly appointed officers advised previously and what the yields were for Nigeria! To help you I listened to the discussions on Channel Tv 24 THIS MORNING 12/8/16 AND I LEARNT A LOT FROM THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED; FOR THOSE OF YOU GOING TO ADVISE now! I THOUGHT I SHOULD POST THIS IN CASE IT MIGHT HELP IN WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING FOR NIGERIA, folks!