President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Rufa’i Alkali, a professor, as his new Special Adviser on Political Affairs.
Alkali, a political scientist who hails from Gombe State, once served as National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and was appointed Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna last year.
He replaces Alhaji Ahmed Gulak who was sacked in April.
The President has also appointed Baraka Sani as his Senior Special Assistant for Schools Agriculture Programme. Ms. Sani was until recently, the Kano State Commissioner for Agriculture.
Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said both appointment takes immediate effect.