President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Maryam Uwais, the wife of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Muhammadu Uwais as his Special Adviser for Social Protection Plan.
A presidency source familiar with the matter told PREMIUM TIMES that Mrs Uwais was appointed weeks ago.
The online medium also reports that Mrs Uwais has been deployed to the office of Vice President Yemi Osibajo, where she is coordinating the administration’s social protection schemes, including a N60billion micro-credit scheme for artisans and market women.
Mrs. Uwais is a respected lawyer with over 30 years experience, including serving as principal partner at Wali Uwais & Co, an Abuja-based law firm.
The special adviser graduated with an LL.B from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in 1980 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981, after attending the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.
In 1985, she bagged a Masters in Law from the same university.
Mrs Uwais worked at the Kano State Ministry of Justice between 1980 and 1987.