Between himself, his wife and close lieutenants, President Muhammadu Buhari has at least 101 aides, PREMIUM TIMES can report. However, over 50 percent of those aides are attached to the office of the vice president. PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a list of presidential appointees serving as aides to President Buhari, his wife, Aisha Buhari, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, and other government officials.
Apart from the two men, Mr. Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, has eight aides attached to him. Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has six presidential aides atttached to his office, while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has five of such aides.
The wife of the president has three recognised aides while the two presidential media assistants are attached to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. Mr. Osinbajo is said to have appointed at least 15 of those aides between June and August 2017 when Mr. Buhari was away on medical vacation.