The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed Rukayyatu Gurin as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs in the Office of the First Lady.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Monday titled ‘President Buhari appoints new aides for First Lady.’
According to the statement, Gurin holds a Doctorate degree in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Maiduguri and has served as a Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri; a Deputy Director at the National Universities Commission; a Director at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru; and a Senior Lecturer at Baze University, Abuja.
She replaces Dr Hajo Sani who was recently appointed as Nigeria’s Delegate to the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation in France.
In a similar vein, Buhari also approved the appointment of Dr Mohammed Abdurrahman as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners in the Office of the First Lady.
Abdurrahman holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Maiduguri. He has worked at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Yola Specialist Hospital, Sithobela Health Centre in Swaziland, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS and as Personal Physician to the First Lady in 2015 and 2019.
He will continue being the Personal Physician to the First Lady even as he assumes his new role.