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Finance minister appoints Tanko Abdullahi Special Adviser

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning has appointed Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi as Special Adviser on Media and Communications.

Abdullahi whose appointment took effect from 1st September 2019 is a civil servant, journalist, a photographer with a specialisation in media and communications management in both private and public sectors.

Yunusa Abdullahi, a graduate of English from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria holds a Master’s in English from the University of Lagos. He began his civil service career as Producer on NTA -2 Ch 5, Lagos. Producing NTA -2 flagship programmes ‘Morning Ride’ and ‘Mastersports’.

Abdullahi also produced the documentary that won Nigeria the right to host the All African Games in 2003 and the Lamido of Adamawa 50th Anniversary on the throne.

He was the first Nigerian to coordinate the American International Emmy Award Semi-Final event in Abuja in July 2011.

Until his appointment, Abdullahi who has more than 27 years of experience in Project Management was Director, Academic Planning at the National Broadcast Academy, FRCN- Lagos.

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