Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has named Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, a columnist with the Daily Trust newspapers as his new Chief of Staff.
Ahmed’s appointment which takes immediate effect, was disclosed in a statement issued the Special Adviser to the Senate President (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu.
Recall that the former Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Senator Isa Galaudu had at last week tendered a resignation letter which was accepted by the Senate President after which he ordered the Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon Gbenga Makanjuola was assigned to act in capacity.
Baba Ahmed, 61, is an alumni of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; London School of Economics and University of Sussex, both in the United Kingdom. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
A consummate public servant and intellectual, he started his working career as a lecturer with the then University of Sokoto now known as Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, before joining the Kaduna State Civil Service. He later transferred his service to the Federal Civil Service where he rose to become Permanent Secretary.
Ahmed was permanent Secretary at various times in the Presidency and later Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He later became Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He is a holder of the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).