Buhari appoints Habiba Lawal as special adviser on policy, coordination

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office (EPO), Dr Habiba Muda Lawal, as Special Adviser to the President, Policy and Coordination.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Wednesday before retirement, Dr Lawal successfully supervised a team that ensured management, identification, planning and execution of projects to mitigate serious ecological challenges across the country, with commendable results.

She attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1982 to 1986 for B.Sc. Chemistry; there, she won the Nigerian Tobacco Company Prize for the Best Year II Student 1984/1985, the Imperial Chemical Industries Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Chemistry (Second Class Upper) and the Imperial Chemical Industries Prize for the Best Graduating Project 1985/1986.

In 1991, Dr Habiba obtained a Master’s Degree in Inorganic Chemistry from ABU, Zaria and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi (1997). She also holds a Certificate in Professional and Personal Competence in Women’s Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Britain.

Dr Lawal, who served as Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 19th April 2017 to 30th October 2017, has resumed her new office.

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