Buhari appoints Dr. Lawal as special adviser on Policy & Coordination

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Osaretin Balogban

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed the former Permanent Secretary of the Ecological Office (EPO), Dr. Habiba Muda Lawal as the new Special Adviser to the President on Policy and Coordination.

A statement about the new appointment was released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Sheshu on Wednesday.

“Before her retirement, Dr. Lawal had successfully supervised a team that ensured management, identification, planning, and execution of projects to mitigate serious ecological challenges across the country, with commendable results.”

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“She attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1982 to 1986 for B.Sc. Chemistry; there, she won the Nigerian Tobacco Company Prize for the Best Year II Student 1984/1985, the Imperial Chemical Industries Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Chemistry (Second Class Upper) and the Imperial Chemical Industries Prize for the Best Graduating Project 1985/1986.”

“In 1991, Dr. Habiba obtained a Master’s Degree in Inorganic Chemistry from ABU, Zaria and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi (1997). She also holds Certificate in Professional and Personal Competence in Women’s Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Britain.”

“Dr Lawal, who served as Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 19th April 2017 to 30th October, 2017, has resumed in her new office,” the statement reads.”

Source: The Nation

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