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President Buhari Appoints Mahmud Yakubu As New INEC Chairman


President Buhari has appointed Mahmud Yakubu as the substantive chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. Yakubu’s appointment was approved during the council of state meeting which held at the state house today October 21st. Yakubu takes over from Amina Zakari who has been working as INEC Chairman in acting capacity since Attahiru Jega left office in June. She was appointed INEC commissioner for the North-East.

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Yakubu was former executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. Other INEC Commissioners appointed by the council of state includes

• Dr Antonla Taiye Okoosi -North-central
• Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo -North-east
• Dr Mohammed Mustafa -South-south
• Mr Soyebi Adedeji Solomon -South-west

4 Important Things To Know About Him

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Yakubu is a professor of political history and international studies

He was Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

He was part of the team at last year’s national conference


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