PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has appointed the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola’s daughter, Rinsola Abiola as Senior Special Assistant on Citizenship and Leadership. The President also appointed a former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Asefon Sunday Dayo As Senior Special Adviser on Student matters.
Rinsola made this known in a reposted post via X formerly known as Twitter on Thursday, 9 November 2023.
According to the post, she will be working closely with the leadership of the Ministry of Youth.
Abiola is a public relations professional and youth & gender advocate. She works at the intersection of politics and civil society to promote civic education and political literacy and advocate for the enhanced inclusion of marginalized groups in decision-making/governance.
Rinsola is an active member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a pioneer member of its youth and women’s wings. She is also a founding member of the party’s young women’s movement and was appointed as one of three youth representatives to the party’s Board of Trustees in 2015.
PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED TINUBU HAS APPOINTED MS. @RINSOLAABIOLA AS THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON CITIZENSHIP AND LEADERSHIP. IN THIS ROLE, SHE WILL BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH.
- ABIOLA IS A PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL AND YOUTH & GENDER… PIC.TWITTER.COM/5EXCIC2LUW
— ‘Shina (@ShinaShine_) November 9, 2023
In keeping with her sustained advocacy for the full recognition of young women as equal stakeholders in the political youth movement, she made history in 2022 as the first woman to vie for the APC National Youth Leader position.
Meanwhile, Rinsola is the second child of Abiola to be appointed by Tinubu since coming into power in May 2023.
Jamiu Abiola was appointed as Special Assistant (SA) on Special Duties in September 2023.
Ms Abiola, who graduated from New York University in the United States, has been deployed by the President to 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.
Jamiu Abiola, who is a polyglot, also holds postgraduate certificates from New York University with a 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 translation agency, specialising in technical, financial and patent translations following intensive testing.
Abiola is the Director of Statutory Compliance and Indigenous Growth at Pilgrims Africa, a global security company with over 3,000 employees and offices across over 20 countries.
Meanwhile, Asefon, who is the immediate past president of NANS is a staunch supporter of Tinubu and the APC in Ekiti and Nigeria.
Reacting to the development, NANS Southwest hailed President Tinubu for “appointing a competent man like Asefon Sunday Dayo”.
Read the press release below:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS SOUTHWEST ZONE D
ASEFON SUNDAY DAYO APPOINTED AS SSA STUDENTS TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA
Thursday, 2 November 2023
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Southwest Zone D extends its heartfelt congratulations to Asefon Sunday Dayo, the former NANS National President, on his recent appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Students’ Affairs to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This appointment stands as a testament to Asefon Sunday Dayo’s dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment to the welfare of Nigerian students.
NANS Southwest Zone D applauds the decision of the President of Nigeria to recognize Asefon Sunday Dayo’s exemplary service and entrust him with this significant role. We believe that his wealth of experience and deep understanding of students’ issues will contribute immensely to the formulation of student-friendly policies and initiatives at the national level.
Asefon Sunday Dayo, hailing from the Southwest, has always been a staunch advocate for the rights and well-being of Nigerian students. His appointment brings pride not only to our region but to the entire student community across the nation. We are confident that he will continue to champion the cause of students and work tirelessly to improve the educational sector in Nigeria.
NANS Southwest Zone D pledges its support to Asefon Sunday Dayo in his new role and expresses optimism that under his guidance, students’ concerns will be effectively addressed, leading to a brighter future for education in our country. We look forward to collaborating closely with him to ensure that the voice of the students is heard and their needs are met on a national level.
Once again, we congratulate Asefon Sunday Dayo on this well-deserved appointment and wish him success in his endeavours as the SSA Student to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.