By Yetunde Adeyeri
Nollywood actress, Funke Adesiyan has emerged one of the political aides of Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari. She has been announced as one of the recently appointed political aides to Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari.
Aisha Buhari has announced the Yoruba actress as one of her recently appointed political aides. The actress was appointed the Personal Assistant to the First Lady on Domestic and Social events alongside five other appointees.
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Adesiyan’s appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. She is expected to resume duties immediately at the office of the First Lady, which became effective after the return of Aisha Buhari from London.
The ‘Obinrin Ale’ star joined active politics when she emerged as the southwest coordinator for Mallam Shekarau’s presidential campaign in 2011. She was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party where she contested for a seat at the Oyo State House of Assembly until 2018 when she defected to the APC.
The aides, whose appointments were approved on Wednesday, according to a statement forwarded to Dailypost b Aisha’s Spokesperson Haruna Suleman, were;
Mairo Almakura – Special Assistant on African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM).
Muhammed Albishir – Special Assistant on Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD).
Wole Aboderin – Special Assistant on Non-Governmental Organizations.
Barr. Aiyu Abdullahi – Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
Zainab Kazeem – Special Assistant on Domestic and Social Events.
Funke Adesiyan – Personal Assistant on Domestic and Social Events.
The appointments take immediate effect.