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Buhari appoints Umar El-Yakub to replace Kawu Sumaila as SSA on NASS matters(House of Reps)

Following the resignation of Hon. Kawu Sumaila as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as his replacement.

Hon. Sumaila appointed SSA in August 2015, resigned to contest for membership of the House of Representatives representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency in Kano State under the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made the statement available on Thursday in Abuja.

His successor, El-Yakub, an APC stalwart from Kano State, was a member of the House of Representatives, 1998 and 2003-2007 representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency.