Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has announced Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan as personal assistant on domestic and social events.
Five others were appointed into various positions.
Adesiyan, who hails from Ibadan South East local government area of Oyo State aspired to represent the constituency in the House of Assembly but was unsuccessful.
Adesiyan’s appointment was approved by Buhari yesterday, and she was expected to resume duties immediately at the office of the First Lady, which became effective after the return of Aisha Buhari from London.
It could be recalled that the ‘Obinrin Ale’ star joined active politics when she emerged as the southwest coordinator for Mallam Shekarau’s presidential campaign in 2011.
She was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, where she contested for a seat at the Oyo State House of Assembly until 2018 when she defected to the APC.
Adesiyan horned her acting skills under the tutelage of actor, director, and producer, Saidi Balogun. She also featured in his three cast movie, ‘Eti Keta’ produced by her boss.