JUST IN: Tinubu Offers Former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega New Appointment, Details Emerge

President Bola Tinubu has offered a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, an appointment.

Jega was named co-chairman of the committee established to address obstacles to agricultural productivity and open up new opportunities that will benefit farmers, herders, processors, and distributors in the livestock-farming value chain.

President Tinubu announced this on Tuesday, July 9, in Abuja at the inauguration of the committee.

Tinubu, who is the alternative chairman of the committee, emphasised that the implementation of the reforms will require the collective efforts of members drawn from the public and private sectors, state governors, and all Nigerians.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the president as saying:

“From here, I will appeal to everyone to remove every iota of partisan politics from this.

“I will assume the chairmanship of the committee as President and appoint Professor Attahiru Jega as my deputy or co-chair.

“This is not about politics; this is about opportunity. This is about our nation.

“While I may be absent, Jega will preside and continue to promote our objectives.”

Present at the inauguration were the vice president, Kashim Shettima; the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Senator George Akume; the chief of staff to President Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila; among cabinet members.


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