Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has been appointed to serve as the Special Adviser on political matters to Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Baba-Ahmed is an elder brother to the 2023 vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed.
He is also the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum.
Baba-Ahmed announced the appointment on Monday via his official X handle, stating that now is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism and urged Nigerians to pray for him and the country.
He wrote, “It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political) to the VP, @KShettim,” he said.
“This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country round. I am honored and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”
Baba-Ahmed had served as chief of staff to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, between 2017 and 2019.