President Buhari Appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa SSA On Foreign Affairs


President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday appointed a former member of House of Representatives, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as his Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.

Dabiri-Erewa, until her appointment, was a staunch member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.

The two-term former lawmaker who represented Ikorodu Federal Constituency was in the State House where she was offered her letter of appointment after which she undertook her documentation.

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Besides, having a colourful career in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Dabiri-Erewa was the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora in the Seventh Assembly and before then was Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs in the Sixth Assembly.

Her appointment is to take immediate effect.

Abike Dabiri worked for the Nigerian Television Authority for 15 years, anchoring the weekly NTA Newsline programme and taking a particular interest in poverty and social justice issues.

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She retired from her position at Nigerian Television Authority to stand for election in the House of Representatives, as a lawmaker representing Ikorodu in Lagos State.

Dabiri-Erewa was born in Jos, Plateau State and attended Maryland Private School, Maryland, Ikeja and St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan, for her primary and secondary education respectively.

She obtained her first degree in English Language from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, before proceeding to the University of Lagos where she obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma, PGD, in Mass Communication. She also obtained a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the same university.

Dabiri-Erewa also studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Abike got married to Segun Erewa in 2007.

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