By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former member of the House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, as Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora.
Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa was a prominent member of the Buhari media campaign in the 2015 general elections.
She was elected into the House of Representatives first in 2003 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and was appointed chairman of the Committee on Media and Publicity in a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP- controlled House.
Following her re-election by her Ikorodu federal constituency 2007, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa was appointed chairperson the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, and was again re-appointed to serve in same capacity in 2011 till 2015.
Born in Jos, Plateau State, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa attended Maryland Private School, Maryland, Ikeja and St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan, for her primary and secondary education respectively.
She obtained her first degree in English Language from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, before proceeding to the University of Lagos where she obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma, PGD, in Mass Communication. She also obtained a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the same university.
Mrs.Abike-Erewa also studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.