The Presidency has just announced Senator George Akume as Secretary to the Federal Government.
The development is coming after ENigeria Newspaper reported on Thursday that former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the just-sworn-in president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This newspaper recalls that George Akume a former governor of Benue State from 1999 – 2007 has had a robust political career that spans several years. He was a former minority leader of the seventh senate; was also among the foundation members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) that metamorphosed into the All Progressives Congress (APC) after a merger with the Buhari-led Congress for Progressives Change (CPC).
The ex-senator also ensured to deliver Benue State to the ruling party with the emergence of Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia as the new governor of the state.
The approval for Akume’s new office is said not to go down well with some key members of the President’s kitchen cabinet, but sources revealed that with this move, President Tinubu may have pacified the North Central zone ahead of the race for leadership of the National Assembly.
The announcement of Gbajabiamila as the new Chief of Staff as well as Akume’s appointment was followed by the appointment of Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Governor of Jigawa State as Deputy Chie of Staff.
This is a developing story. More to come shortly.
Source: ENigeria Newspaper