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Tinubu makes fresh appointment in Almajiri Commission

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Brig.-Gen Lawal Isa (retd.) as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children Education.

Isa is the replacement for Sha’aban Sharada, who served as the commission’s pioneer leader since its creation in May 2023.

According to a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu approved the appointment alongside that of Tijani Abbas as his Senior Special Assistant on Chieftaincy Matters.

The statement is titled, ‘President Tinubu appoints Executive Secretary of National Commission for Almajiri Education and aide on Chieftaincy Matters.’

Ngelale said; The President anticipates that the new appointees will “bring their vast experience into these important roles, which impact the very core of society, while ensuring that his administration’s drive to guarantee Nigeria’s out-of-school children the most comprehensive education is realized in the superceding interest of the nation’s future.”

Brigadier-General Isa was Military Administrator of Kaduna State from 1993 to 1996, while Abbas is the Sarkin Sudan Kano.

On May 28, 2023, former President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the National Commission for Almajiri and Out of School Children Education Bill 2023 and appointed Sharada, the outgoing Member of the House of Representatives for Kano Municipal, as Executive Secretary.