President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as the new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

When did Buhari confirm the appointment?

Buhari confirmed the appointment in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Thursday.

Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub

Who is Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub?

El- Yakub is an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart from Kano State. He was a member of the House of Representatives, 1998 and 2003-2007 representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency.

Who is El- Yakub replacing?

El- Yakub will replace Kawu Sumaila, who was appointed as SSA in 2015.

Sumaila resigned recently to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency in Kano State under the platform of the APC.

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