Nigeria: Buhari appoints six key government official same day as relatives of Chibok girls march

By Editorial Board - 27 August 2015 at 9:30 pm
People take part in a march that is part of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign, in memory of the Nigerian girls abducted by Nigerian extremists, outside the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)

AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga

A press release announced today stated that Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved six appointments of key officials to his government, effective immediately.

Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation

Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service

Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service

Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

The announcement came the same day as relatives of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, mark 500 days since they were abducted.

Security in the country seems to be worsening as constant reports come in detailing attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram militants in the north of the country.

April 14 last year, Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Government Secontry School in Chibok, a secluded town in northern Borno state. They captured 276 girl who at the time were preparing for their exams.

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