Chris Steven, Abuja
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of National Chairman of the All Progressives Youth Forum , APYF , Ismaeel Ahmed, as the Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammed Buhari on Social Investment Programmes.
Ismaeel’s appointment took effect from May 26th, 2017, he assume office to coordinate the administration’s social protection schemes.
Born and raised in the ancient city of Kano, he graduated from University of Abuja with a Law degree, a Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy from Webster University in the USA, and an LL.M from University of Chicago IL, USA.
In 2011, Ismaeel contested the House of Reps seat to represent his constituency in Kano State. Ever since, he has been in the forefront of gathering young professionals and progressives under one umbrella to represent the interests of the youth and negotiate a gradual shift of power from the elders.
Until his appointment, he served as member, Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and national Chairman of the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF), a youth body under the APC.