The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris has approved the appointment of Hon. Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Malle as his Chief of Staff.
Dr. Malle, who hails from Taraba State holds a Ph.D in Animal Production and Management from the Federal University of Technology Yola. He was a Lecturer in Taraba State College of Agriculture1998 until his appointment as Sole Administrator, Jalingo Local Government Area in 2004. In 2005, He was appointed Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Transport and Aviation, by the Taraba State Government. He was later appointed Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Taraba State on Local Governement Affairs in September of 2007.He was elected Member of the House of Representatives in 2011 representing Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency, a position he held until 19th June 2019.
Hon. Dr. Malle is a seasoned public servant, academician, and lawmaker who has won many distinguished awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Award of ‘The Most Proactive and Most Resourceful House Member’ by Legislative Writers Forum and later in 2013, he was awarded National Certificate of Credence as an ‘Ethics Ambassador of Conscience’ by Centre for Ethics and Self-Value Orientation.
Hon. Dr. Malle is Married with Children.
In addition to the appointment of the Chief of Staff, the Deputy Speaker also approved the appointment of the following Special Advisers and Assistants to work in the Office of the Deputy Speaker:
SPECIAL ADVISER (POLITICAL AFFAIRS)
HON. (DR.) MUHAMMAD SANI ABDU
SPECIAL ADVISER (BUDGET & FINANCIAL MATTERS)
HON. LUMUMBA ADEH
SPECIAL ASSISTANT (FORMER MEMBERS LIAISON)
SAMA’ILA ABDULLAHI MOHAMMED
SPECIAL ASSISTANT (ECONOMIC MATTERS)
MR. SULEIMAN TANIMU ABUBAKAR
SPECIAL ASSISTANT (INVESTMENT)
HON. GODFREY GAIYA
SPECIAL ASSITANT (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & DIPLOMACY)
MUHAMMAD UMAR PUMA
ALANCHA DOMINIC ICHUKWU
SPECIAL ASSISTANT YOUTH MOBILIZATION & CSOs
IBRAHIM TIJJANI IBRAHIM
PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND SPECIAL ASSISTANT (NEW MEDIA)
HON. DR. ADEBUKOLA A. AJAJA
SPECIAL ASSISTANT (WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT)
The appointment of the Chief of Staff and all other Advisers and Aides takes immediate effect.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ADMIN)
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY SPEAKER
SHORT BIO ON SOME AIDES
Mr. Nanven who hails from Kadarko in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Jos and later obtained a Degree in Pastoral Theology from Life Theological Seminary, Lagos.
In 1995, Mr. Nanven was appointed by Chief Solomon Lar (then Honorable Minister of Police Affairs) as his Personal Assistant. He later joined the Services of the Ministry of Police Affairs where he rose to the level of Assistant Director (Supplies). He was at various times,
· Assistant Director (Supplies) Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
· Deputy Director Supplies Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
· Deputy Director Supplies, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs;
· Director/Secretary, Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prison Services Board, Ministry of Interior
· Director, Human Resource Management. Federal Ministry of Justice, where he retired on the 2nd of February, 2016 on reaching 60 years.
Mr. Nanven was appointed a Special Adviser on Political Affairs by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Lalong in 2016, a position he held until 2018 when he resigned to contest the Senatorial seat in Plateau South Senatorial District in 2019.
HON. DR. MUHAMMAD SANI ABDU
DR. Abdu who hails from Bauchi State has a Ph.D in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Dr. Abdu who started out his early career in 1982 as a Town Planning officer in Bauchi State Development Board later joined the Academia as a Senior Lecturer, Head of Department of Architecture and Director of School of Environment Studies in the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.
In 1989, he was appointed by the Federal Government as National Coordinator (Rural Housing Programme), Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure by the Babangida Administration.
In 1993, he was appointed as Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, a position he held till 1999 when he was appointed M/CEO, Abuja Investment and Property Development Company Ltd. He was Deputy Director in the Ministry of the Federal Capacity Territory from 2003 to 2004 and later Deputy Director, Ministry of Cooperation & Integration in Africa in 2004.
Dr. Abdu won election to represent the people of Alkaleri/Kirfi Federal Constituency in Bauchi State in 2015 as a Member of the House of Representatives, a position he occupied until June, 2019.. While in the House, Dr. Abdu displayed very cerebral legislative contributions to many bills and motions. He was at various times, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Aviation, Chairman, Sub-Committee on Federal Housing Authority, Member, Committee on FCT, Works, Lake Chad, Constitution Review Port, Habours and Waterways.
HON. DR. ADEBUKOLA AJAJA
Dr. Ajaja who hails from Oyo State has a Ph.D Education, Community Development & Social Works from the University of Ibadan. Dr. Ajaja lectured for over 18 years in various schools and also had a short lecturing stint at the University of Ibadan before joining politics.
She was elected as Member House of Representatives, representing Ibadan North-East/South East from 2011 to 2015.
Dr. Ajaja is passionate about Teaching, Social Work, Youth and Women Empowerment. She is married with Children.