Lawan withdraws appointment of media aide


The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has withdrawn the appointment of Dr Festus Adedayo as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity barely 48 hours after appointing him.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, on Thursday reads “The office of the President of the Senate has reviewed the appointment of Dr Festus Adedayo as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President of the Senate and decided to rescind its decision on the appointment.”

When Adedayo’s appointment was announced Thursday, many Nigerians had taken to social media to critize him on the basis that he was not deserving of the position, because he is a well know critic of the APC government, and of President Muhammadu Buhari, as regularly expressed in his articles in the media.

Adedayo, however, responded that all articles he wrote was in his professional capacity as a journalist.

NAN reports that the Lawan took the decision to drop Adedayo on Wednesday night after a meeting by key officers of the Red Chamber.

They also confirmed that the Office of the Senate President has begun the process of finding a replacement.


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