The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has appointed Hassana Maina as his Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Naija News reports that Maina’s appointment was made public in a press release signed by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe on Monday.
According to the letter of her appointment, Maina’s responsibilities shall include, among other duties, providing leadership and guidance on the sustainable development goals as it relates to the activities of Atiku Abubakar and coordinating and integrating sustainable development goals into Atiku’s national development plans.
The appointee, Hassana Maina is a lawyer, poet and gender consultant with more than three years experience.
She is a recipient of the Future Africa Award prize and holds a Masters Degree from the University of London in Law, with specialization in development and globalization.
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of damaging Nigeria’s economy.
The former Vice President said the ruling APC has plunged many citizens of the country into multi-dimensional poverty.
He added that the only way out of the situation is to ensure the APC does not return to power in 2023 as the forthcoming election is recovering Nigeria.
According to him, the APC would not want to relinquish power easily but Nigerians must take a stand for what is right and vote for a better alternative.
Atiku made the submission in a statement on Sunday in which he also called for generous acts of giving in the spirit of Christmas, urging Nigerians to emulate the teachings of Jesus Christ.