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Buhari appoints new special adviser

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, appointed former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office, Dr. Habiba Lawal, as Special Adviser to the President, Policy and Coordination.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari appoints Dr Habiba Muda Lawal Special Adviser Policy and Coordination.’

Dr Lawal, who served as Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, from April 19, 2017, to October 30, 2017, has since resumed her duties.

The statement read in part, “Before 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.

“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, Bauchi (1997).”

Lawal also holds a Certificate in Professional and Personal Competence in Women’s Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Britain.

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