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Buhari appoints Habiba Lawal as Special Adviser on Policy and Coordination

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office, EPO, Dr Habiba Muda Lawal, as Special Adviser to the President, Policy and Coordination.

Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Before retirement, Mrs 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.

She attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1982 to 1986 where she obtained B.Sc. Chemistry.

At ABU, Zaria, Mrs Lawal won the Nigerian Tobacco Company Prize for the Best Year II Student 1984/1985 and the Imperial Chemical Industries Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Chemistry (Second Class Upper).

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She also won 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.

Mrs Lawal, who served as acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, April, 19, 2017 to Oct. 30, 2017, has resumed in her new office.


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