Hours After Losing APC Primaries, Northern Governor Reappoints Cabinet Members, Gives Reason
- Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has taken a major step in ensuring his administration stands out from others
- This is as the governor reappoints four members of his cabinet who contested for various positions in the just concluded APC primaries
- According to the governor, the process was done in accordance with the new Electoral Act law and the 'recall' is in their best interest
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Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has reappointed some members of his cabinet who resigned their positions to contest in the recently conducted All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for different positions, Daily Trust reports.
Those reappointed are the commissioner for budget and economic planning, Farouk Lawal Jobe, and his rural development counterpart, Mustapha Mahmud, who both contested for the state governorship ticket but lost.
The deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, has also reassumed his position as commissioner for Agriculture.
Cabinet members who got their positions back
Other members of the cabinet reappointed were Special Adviser on Political matters, Kabir Shaibu, who contested for the Katsina Central Senatorial ticket; and the Special Adviser on Economic Empowerment, Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir, who contested for the House of Representatives ticket for Malumfashi/Kafur constituency.
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In his address, Masari said:
“They remain part of us wherever they are. So, we feel the best thing to do is to request them to come back and they agreed to continue from where they stopped.
“With the new Electoral Act, everybody wanted to play safe.”
Lull in ministries as Buhari yet to replace Amaechi, Onu, others, despite promising ‘speed’
In another report, thirty-nine days after, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to replace ministers who resigned from his cabinet to contest the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust reports.
The development has slowed down the pace of activities in the affected ministries.
Following the delay, six states; Abia, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Ondo, Imo and Rivers are not represented in the Federal Executive Council. The 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provided that each of the 36 states is represented in the federal cabinet.
Northern governor reshuffles cabinet, appoints 14 new commissioners
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has assigned new portfolios to some commissioners and senior officials of the state, a move designed to bring new insights and help harness fresh energy for his administration.
It was reported that Muyiwa Adeleke, the special adviser to Governor El Rufai on media and communication, made this known in a statement on Monday, October 11.
The governor said that the reshuffle is designed to help harness fresh energy for the government’s final lap, bring new insights and enable the commissioners to have more rounded experience of the government.