Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25th election, has been appointed as the Special Adviser on political matters to Vice-President Kashim Shettima.
This significant announcement was made by Baba-Ahmed himself on his official social media platform on Monday. He conveyed his acceptance of the responsibility and emphasized the importance of unity and support for the nation during these challenging times.
“It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political) to the VP, @KShettim,” he stated. “This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country around. I am honored and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, known for his previous role as the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), also brings experience from his tenure as the Chief of Staff to Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, from 2017 to 2019.
This appointment signifies a new chapter in his political career, and as he takes on this role, Nigerians are eager to witness the contributions he will make towards the progress and development of the nation.