President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Muhammad Sani Zorro, journalist, politician and former lawmaker as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First Lady.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), who disclosed this in a statement, also revealed that at the instance of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the president has also approved the immediate redeployment of three of the political appointees in her office to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, pending their assignment to some other government departments or agencies.
Those affected by the redeployment are Dr. Mohammed Kamal Abdulrahman, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Health and Development Partners and Personal Physician to the First Lady; Hadi Uba, Special Assistant to the President on Administration, and Wole Aboderin, Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs.
Also approved with effect from 11th February is the disengagement of Zainab Kazeem, the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic and Social Events, Office of the First Lady.
Zorro, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, brings to the new job decades-long experience in media practice, publishing and unionist leadership.
He was at various times President, Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, West African Journalists Association (WAJA) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ).
He was in the House of Representatives where he chaired the Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees and Initiatives in the North-east as well as House Committee on Media and Public Affairs.
In the House, he represented Gumel/Gagarawa/Maigatari/Sule Tankarnar Federal Constituency of Jigawa State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).