President Muhammadu Buhari has quietly appointed his son-in-law as the head of Nigeria’s Border Communities Development Agency, Premium Times claims.
Junaid Abdullahi, a retired Army captain, assumed duties at the agency on a low-key on October 18.
He was married to Zulaihat, Mr Buhari’s first daughter who passed away in 2012 from childbirth complications. She was 40.
Mr Abdullahi took over from Jummai Idakwo, the former director of the agency.
Such appointments are usually announced by either the Presidency or the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
It was not immediately clear why both institutions kept a sealed lip over the appointment, the paper stated.