Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has been appointed to serve as the special adviser on political matters to Vice-President Kashim Shettima.
Baba-Ahmed is an elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 25 February election.
He is also the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).
Baba-Ahmed announced the development in a post on Monday on his official X page.
He said now is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism and urged Nigerians to pray for him and the country.
“It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political) to the VP, @KShettim,” he said.
“This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country round. I am honored and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”
Baba-Ahmed served as chief of staff to Bukola Saraki, former senate president, from 2017-2019.