President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office (EPO), Dr. Habiba Muda Lawal, as his Special Adviser on Policy and Coordination.
Her appointment was announced in a statement issued Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
He said 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.
The presidential spokesman added that the appointee 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, 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.
He said 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), adding that she also holds Certificate in Professional and Personal Competence in Women’s Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Britain.
Shehu said Dr Lawal, who served as Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 19th April 2017 to 30th October, 2017, had resumed in her new office.