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Buhari Appoints Technocrat, Habiba Lawal Special Adviser On Policy, Coordination

Her appointment is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Lawal is a technocrat in management, planning and project execution and has distinguished herself in various assignments in various areas in the public sector.

Before her retirement as Permanent Secretary in the Ecological Office, she had successfully supervised a team that ensured the management, identification, planning and execution of projects that mitigated serious ecological challenges across the country.

The successful implementation of these projects yielded commendable results for the country.

She attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1982 to 1986 for B.Sc. Chemistry where she won the Nigerian Tobacco Company Prize for the Best Year II Student 1984/1985.

She also won 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.

She also holds Certificate in Professional and Personal Competence in Women’s Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Britain.

The statement reads, “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.

“Before retirement, Dr Lawal had 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 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi (1997). She also holds 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 in her new office.”

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