The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Abbas Tajudeen, has appointed Prof. Jake Dan-Azumi as his Chief of Staff.
The Speaker’s spokesperson, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, revealed this in a statement on Monday and added that the appointment takes effect from October 17.
Dan-Azumi is to take over from Mr. Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart, the acting Chief of Staff to the Speaker, who is taking another appointment.
Smart became the acting Chief of Staff to the Speaker following the expiration of his tenure as the Chief of Staff to the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
Until his appointment, Dan-Azumi was the Technical Assistant to the Director -General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), National Assembly.
Dan-Azumi is a professor of Political Science and Development Studies, he has extensive experience in development work focusing on democratic governance and public policy.
Others include: parliamentary institutional strengthening, research, peace and security, human rights, conflict and peacebuilding and gender.
He previously worked as a Special Assistant to the President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark between 2011 and 2014.
Dan-Azumi, who has over 14 years cumulative experience in the National Assembly system, is an expert in the design and delivery of parliamentary and democratic support programmes.