President Muhammadu Buhari has dropped

Ita Enang
as his aide on National Assembly Matters (Senate).

Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, was appointed a special adviser to Buhari during the president’s first term.

He has continued to act in that capacity in Buhari’s second term, even when his appointment, like that of several other aides, has not been renewed.

A source close to the Presidency on Sunday evening, said that President Buhari has dropped Mr Enang as his aide on National Assembly Matters.

It was gathered that the president has picked Omoworare Babajide, a former senator from Osun state, as Enang’s replacement, the source added.

The belief in the Presidency is that Enang did not perform well in managing the relationship between President Buhari and senators in the eighth Senate, despite being a former senator himself.

“He (Enang) didn’t have the temperament to deliver anything substantial,” the source said of Enang’s performance as the president’s aide.

“Despite the experience he has and the senators being his former colleagues, he could not resolve the frequent crisis the senators were having with the president.”

The source said he may, however, be compensated with another position – possibly the president’s adviser on Niger Delta matters.

The new appointment is among those to be announced this week by the presidency.

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