Ex-Federal Perm Sec Appointed as Senate President’s Chief of Staff

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has appointed a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff.

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

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Baba-Ahmed, 61, was educated at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, London School of Economics and University of Sussex, both in the United Kingdom. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

A consummate public servant and intellectual, he started his working career as a lecturer with the  then University of Sokoto now known as Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto,  before joining the Kaduna State Civil Service. He later transferred his service to the Federal Civil Service where he rose to become Permanent Secretary.

He was Permanent Secretary at various times in the Presidency and later Ministry of Commerce and Industry.  He later became Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He is a holder of the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).

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