Coming days after assuming office last Monday, members of the 7-man national caretaker committee led by a former Kaduna State governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi were yesterday assigned portfolios.
At the maiden meeting of the staff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s national secretariat and the Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI), with the national caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, the party has assigned portfolios to the seven-member National Caretaker Committee.
The portfolios assigned include;
1. Ahmed Makarfi as chairman
2. Ben Obi as secretary
3. Dayo Adeyeye as the new National Publicity Secretary
4. Aisha Aliyu in charge of Women and Youth
5. Abdul Ningi will manage Organization and Mobilization
6. Odion Ogbesia, Finance, Treasury, and Audit
7. Kabir Usman, will be in charge of the legal unit
A statement signed by Chinwe Nnorom, head of publicity, on Thursday, recalled that the National Caretaker Committee was constituted at the Party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on May 21, 2016 with only two functions mentioned which were:
“The Chairman, H. E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the Secretary of the Committee, Senator Ben Obi respectively; while other members of the Committee had no portfolios assigned to them at the National Convention.
“The National Chairman of the Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, reiterated that the Committee will not exceed the period given to them by the National Convention to reorganize, reform and conduct a free, fair, credible and all inclusive National Convention,” the statement said.