President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday approved the appointment of former lawmaker, Muhammad Zorro, as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First Lady.
The President also temporarily redeployed three aides of the First Lady to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
At the insistence of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, the President also approved the immediate redeployment of three of the political appointees in her office to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, pending their assignment to some other government departments or agencies.
Adesina said, “Those affected by the redeployment are Dr Mohammed Abdulrahman who was Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba who was Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Wole Aboderin who was Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organisations.
“Also approved with effect from February 11, is the disengagement of Zainab Kazeem, the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady.
“Zorro, a famous journalist, brings to the new job decades-long experience in media practice, publishing and unionist leadership. He was at various times President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, West African Journalists Association and the Federation of African Journalists.
“He was in the House of Representatives where he chaired the Committee on Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and Initiatives on North East.”
Although the reason for the reshuffle remains unknown as of the filing of this report, it comes barely 48 hours after the First Lady was spotted on an evening train returning from Kaduna to Abuja, a report by PUNCH said.