By Kayode Olarewaju
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as the new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.
Adesina said El-Yakub’s appointment followed the resignation of Kawu Sumaila who was in that position.
Sumaila, who was appointed in August 2015, resigned to contest for the House of Representatives member for Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency in Kano State under the the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His successor, El-Yakub, an APC stalwart from Kano State, was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 and from 2003 to 2007 representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency.