Governor El-Rufai Makes Fresh Appointments in His Cabinet

Governor El-Rufai Makes Fresh Appointments in His Cabinet

  • Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has nominated a new commissioner and appointed new special advisers
  • This is contained in a statement issued by the special adviser on media and communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Thursday in Kaduna
  • Meanwhile, the statement said that the appointments were in accordance with the governor’s continuous efforts to invigorate governance and inject fresh ideas into the administration

Kaduna state government has appointed a new commissioner, special advisers and officials of the commission in its continuous efforts to invigorate governance and inject fresh ideas to the administration.

Leadership reports that among the advisers include the immediate past speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, who was nominated as special adviser on political matters.

A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House disclosed that Malam Nasir El-Rufai has nominated Hajiya Umma K. Ahmed, who is the current administrator of Birnin Gwari local government, as commissioner for local government.

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Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna state government
Governor El-Rufai makes new appointments. Photo credit: Nasir El-Rufai
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The appointments explained

The statement which was signed by special adviser on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, recalled that “Hajiya Umma was the Director-General of the Kaduna State Quality Assurance Authority before her posting to Birnin-Gwari.’’

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Adekeye clarified that she has been nominated to replace Dr Shehu Usman Muhammad who resigned to pursue political aspirations, Daily Trust confirmed.

The special adviser further said that Abdullahi Muhammad Ibrahim is the new administrator, Birnin Gwari local government, adding that he has been replaced as special adviser, political matters by Aminu Abdullahi Shagali.

Murtala Dabo who is the new special adviser, economic matters, is a former banker, who has served in several roles in the government since 2015, the statement further said.

Adekeye, said Murtala was most recently, “chairman of the Kaduna State Fiscal Responsibility Commission, and he will be succeeded in that role by Mohammed Jalal, currently a permanent commissioner in the Fiscal Responsibility Commission.”

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The statement further said that Francis Danladi Kozah has been moved from the Assembly Service Commission, to the Kaduna State Enterprise Development Agency (KADEDA) as secretary, while Dr Jibrin Sanusi Alhaji is the new secretary of the Assembly Service Commission.

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Earlier, reported Amaechi was described as President Muhammadu Buhari's confidant and loyalist.

This was the position of Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Sunday, May 15, when Amaechi paid him and APC delegates in Kaduna a visit as part of his consultation for his presidential bid.

El-Rufai disclosed that back in 2011 Amaechi the then governor of Rivers state won Buhari's heart and trust by funding the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)'s convention.

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Osinbajo arrived in the state on Sunday night where he met with the APC Adhoc delegates behind closed doors at the Murtala Mohammed Square.

He was accompanied by Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the Director-General of his campaign organisation Senator Kabiru Gaya among other top government officials.


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