Monday, 18 January 2016
Buhari Appoints Maryam Uwais As Special Adviser
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abuja-based lawyer and activist, Maryam Uwais, as his Special Adviser for Social Protection Plan. Mrs Uwais, wife of Muhammadu Uwais, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, was appointed weeks ago.
The lawyer sources say she has been deployed to the office of Vice President Yemi Osibajo, where she is coordinating the administration’s social protection schemes, including a N60billion micro-credit scheme for artisans and market women.
Mrs. Uwais is a respected lawyer with over 30 years experience, including serving as principal partner at Wali Uwais and Co, an Abuja-based law firm.
The special adviser graduated with an LL.B from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in 1980 and was called to the bar in 1981, after attending the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.
In 1985, she bagged a Masters in Law from the same university.
Mrs Uwais worked at the Kano State Ministry of Justice between 1980 and 1987.