President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has announced the appointment of Femi Gbajabiamila as his Chief of Staff, while George Akume will take charge as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The decision to appoint Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff comes as no surprise, considering his close ties to Tinubu and his track record as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gbajabiamila has been a prominent figure in the APC, serving as a loyal party member. With his extensive political experience, Gbajabiamila is expected to play a pivotal role in coordinating Tinubu’s agenda and acting as a bridge between the government and various stakeholders.
Meanwhile, George Akume’s appointment as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation brings a wealth of experience to the table. Akume, a seasoned politician and former Governor of Benue State, has held various key positions in the Nigerian government. Known for his administrative prowess and astute leadership, he is expected to provide the necessary guidance and support to Tinubu’s government. As the SGF, Akume will oversee the coordination of government policies and ensure efficient communication between different arms of the administration.
Analysts predict that Gbajabiamila’s appointment as Chief of Staff will further solidify the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government. As a highly respected legislator, his appointment is likely to foster better collaboration between the presidency and the National Assembly, which will be crucial for Tinubu’s agenda to succeed.
On the other hand, Akume’s role as SGF is expected to bring stability and efficiency to the coordination of government activities. His vast experience in public service and governance will be instrumental in steering the administration’s policies towards the achievement of its objectives.
It remains to be seen how these appointments will influence the political landscape and shape the policies of Tinubu’s administration.