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Atiku’s daughter named commissioner in Adamawa


A daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been nominated as commissioner in Adamawa State.

Fatima Atiku Abubakar was listed as one of 22 commissioner nominees sent by Governor Bindow Jibirilla on Thursday to the state House of Assembly for screening.


Atiku pictured with all his daughters 
Two associates of the former vice president were also nominated, a pointer to the improved relations between the governor and Atiku, our correspondent says.

The two leaders belonged to different political camps in the past.

The two associates of the former vice president are Ibrahim Mijinyawa, a former gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, and Umar Daware.

Also, a former director of press and public affairs to former Governor Murtala Nyako, Ahmed Sajoh, was also named a commissioner nominee.

The list has two former commissioners of the Nyako administration, namely, Lilian Kayode, and Mohammad Mustapha.

Altogether, four women made the list. They are Shanti Victoria Shashi, Kaletapwa Farauta, Fatima Atiku Abubakar and Lilian Nabe Kayode.

The State House of Assembly complex was filled as early as 9:00am Thursday, as political associates, friends and well wishes of the nominees besieged the premises.

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