President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, August 20, named former Osun State Senator, Babajide Omoworare, as his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly (Senate).
According to reports, Omoworare takes over from Ita Enang, who was appointed in 2015, with immediate effect.
The development is coming barely a week, after speculations that the President would relieve Ita Enang of his duties, due to his inability to foster a good relationship between the Executive and the 8th Senate, led by Bukola Saraki.
Omoworare who quoted Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said: “Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has just announced my appointment as a Presidential Aide to Mr. President, for the National Assembly (Senate).
“I am grateful to God Almighty and to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, for the opportunity to serve his government, as his primary liaison with the Senate.
“I gladly accept this rare and coveted privilege to advance the adminstration’s Legislative agenda, promote its policy priorities in the Senate, and foster Mr. President’s constitutional responsibilities in the National Assembly.
“As I resume the helms of President Buhari’s Legislative Office team, I am aware of the importance of ensuring a more productive working relationship between the Executive and the Legislature.
“I have spent the past two decades working passionately as a Parliamentarian, Policy Strategist, Legislative Strengthening Advocate, and Lobbyist.
“Therefore, it is my sincere but humble hope, that my knowledge, expertise, and network of contacts in the National Assembly, will be positive and outstanding resources to my new Office, this administration, and the Nigerian nation”, Omoworare stated.