Politics President Jonathan Ushers in New Political Adviser



President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday inaugurated his new Political Adviser, Prof. Rufai Alkali, and a member of the Federal Civil Service Commission from Akwa Ibom, Mr Simon Etim.

The event which took place before the Federal Executive Council meeting also witnessed the inauguration as permanent secretaries of Mr Nanpam Danjuma, Mrs Binta Bello and Dr Babatope Adamu representing Plateau, Katsina and Ekiti respectively.

In a remark, Jonathan urged the political adviser to change the language of public discourse from that of division to unity of the country using his good offices.

``As the Political Adviser, you are like the Group Managing Director to Mr President in political issues. You are not new; you took us round the whole country during our 2011 campaigns.

``You are already a well-known person. You have worked as a member of the National Working Committee of the PDP.

``Your appointment is critical because you are the chief spokesperson of the president on political issues.