President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abuja-based lawyer and gender activist, Maryam Uwais, as his Special Adviser for Social Protection Plan.
It was learnt that Mrs. Uwais, who is wife of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, retired Justice Muhammadu Uwais, was appointed weeks ago.
NGTrends notes that President Buhari has made social welfare one of the cardinal focus of his administration and the appointment of Uwais is seen as a major step towards proper implementation of programmes in that regards.
Mrs. Uwais, a highly respected lawyer with over 30 years’ experience, has been deployed to the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, where she is coordinating the administration’s social protection schemes, including a N60billion micro-credit scheme for artisans and market women expected to take off once the 2016 budget is passed by the National Assembly.
Until her appointment, she was Principal Partner, Wali-Uwais & Co., an Abuja-based law firm.