Buhari Appoints Obono-Obla, Giade, Imanhobe


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed human rights lawyer and anti-corruption crusader, Chief Okoi Obono-obla as his Special Assistant on Prosecution. A letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, which was sighted by THISDAY, indicate that Buhari has approved his appointment as “Special Assistant to the President (Prosecution), Federal Ministry of Justice with effect from 18th April 2016 on the Terms and Conditions of Service as contained in “Certain Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries & Allowances, etc.) (Amendment)Act 2008.” Reacting to his appointment, Obono-Obla said: “I am humbled by my appointment and by the fact that the President considers me and my services worthy of serving this nation along with other Cross Riverians who have also been so appointed in sharp contrast to the dedication of Cross River State to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 16 years with practically little or nothing to show for it,” Obono-Obla said in reaction to his appointment by the president.