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President Barrow’s inner circle: The BIG BOYS running Gambia
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President Barrow’s inner circle: The BIG BOYS running Gambia

President Adama Barrow is not running the country alone. Here are the people who make up his inner circle:

Seedy Njie

Before joining Barrow's NPP, Seedy was one of the powerful leaders in the former ruling party, APRC. Seedy is the deputy speaker of the National Assembly.

Sheikh Omar Gigo

A longtime Barrow confidant, Sheikh Omar is one of the president's closest advisers. He's the owner of Torodo Builders Gambia and the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

Dou Sanno

He's a retired village drummer, but Dou is one of the most powerful men in the State House. He's a presidential adviser and was part of the delegation that accompanied the president to the 2022 UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Dawda Jallow

A former student of the university of The Gambia, he was appointed justice minister in June 2020 after the resignation of Ba Tambadou. Dawda is the president's chief legal adviser.

Badara Joof

He is a veteran civil servant and renowned educationist. Joof was appointed as the country's vice president after the December 2021 presidential election. His boss trusts him a lot.

Saihou Mballow

A former asylee in the USA, Saihou is the president's political adviser. He was among the people who managed Barrow's 2021 presidential campaign.


Demba Sabally

A former nurse in the USA, Demba is now the minister of agriculture. He is said to be one of President Adama Barrow's staunchest defenders and advocates.

Seedy Keita

He was the minister for Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment before being tapped for finance minister. Seedy is Barrow's top economic adviser.


Muhammed Simaha

He's a well-known marabout. Although Simaha has no western education, he is one of the president's most trusted confidants.

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