Sequel to his letter of June 2, 2015 addressed to the then Senate President, Senator David Mark, requesting the Senate’s approval to appoint 15 Special Advisers, indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to announce the names of the appointees.
An impeccable source in the Presidency yesterday revealed that the president already had the list of those that would be his special advisers and any moment from now, would make them known to the public.
The source, who pleaded not to be mentioned because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, said “You know the ministers have just been inaugurated. The key appointments which Mr. President is set to announce any moment from now are those of his special advisers. Mr President is no longer in the process of searching for those advisers. That has been done. He will announce their names any time soon”.
Since receiving the Senate’s approval to go ahead with the request to appoint 15 SAs, only one has so far been appointed in the person of Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
When contact last night to specifically confirm when President Buhari would announce the appointments of the remaining 14 special advisers, Adesina declined comment.
“He (President Buhari) will fill those positions as he finds them necessary”, the presidential spokesman simply said.