President Bola Tinubu on Thursday has appointed Jamiu Abiola, the son of late Chief Moshood Abiola (MKO) as Special Assistant (SA) on Special Duties.
Late MKO Abiola was the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.
The president announced the appointment in a letter sent to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), a copy of which was obtained by DAILY GIST on Thursday.
Abiola would work in the office of Vice President Kassim Shettima, to assist the Tinubu-Shetimma-led administration in achieving the promises made to Nigerians during the 2023 presidential poll.
The statement reads:“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has approved your appointment as Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties (Office of the Vice-President).”
Jamiu Abiola, who is a polyglot, also holds post graduate certificates from the New York University with specialisation in translating Arabic, French, Spanish and German languages into English.
Aside from these languages, Abiola is also fluent in French, Portuguese, Yoruba, Hausa, Japanese, Igbo, Fulani and Kanuri languages.
Coincidentally since 2015, he has been engaged by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on freelance, to translate documents from French into English and to draft summary reports during conferences and council sessions.
He is also translating over 50,000 words monthly for the world’s largest translations agency, specialising in technical, financial and patent translations following intensive testing.
Abiola is Director of Statutory Compliance and Indigenous Growth at the Pilgrims Africa, a global security company with over 3,000 employees and offices across over 20 countries.