Breaking News: Tinubu swears-in George Akume as SGF




At the Presidential Villa in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu swore Senator George Akume in as the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).


The governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hycent Alia, as well as various serving and previous governors, including former Nasarawa state governor Tanko Almakura and the most recent SGF, Boss Mustapha, were present at the brief event today (Wednesday).


Others were Vice President Kashim Shettima, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and Mrs. Regina Akume, the spouse of the new SGF.


Recall that Tinubu had already declared the former governor of Benue state to be the new SGF.


Additionally, the President named Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, a former deputy governor of Jigawa State, as the chief of staff and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila as the deputy chief of staff.


Director of Information at State House Abuja, Abiodun Oladunjoye, released a statement announcing the appointment.


The President made the announcement, while speaking with the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.


Akume served as the former President Muhammadu Buhari's immediately preceding Minister of Special Duties.



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