Kaduna Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i has sworn-in four new commissioners, eight Permanent Secretaries and two Interim Management Committee Chairmen for Giwa and Zangon-Kataf Council areas.
In his remarks shortly after the swearing-in of the appointees, el-Rufa’i said the decision to bring new commissioners is to energize the administration and to inject new blood in the system.
The governor while commending the former commissioners for their service rendered to the people of Kaduna State explained that none of them was dropped or sacked but were deployed to handle other government functions.
El-Rufai said:”I thank former commissioners for their service in our state. I want to state categorically that we didn’t drop any commissioner. None of our commissioner was dropped. Some former commissioners have been deployed to other functions of government. So our team is intact. We are all together.
” We carefully selected our team members. We decided to bring new commissioners to energize the administration and to inject new blood.
“You are joining a wahala team and I sympathize with you because we work with little earnings. The permanent secretaries were chosen based on their competency and integrity. All the directors chosen to be permanent secretaries sat for exams and faced oral interview. So we have the best of permanent secretaries” the governor said.
The new commissioners are:
Barrister Umma Hikima – Attorney General and Comissioner of Justice, Jafaru Ibrahim Sani – Comissioner for Local Government, Prof. Kabir Mohammed Mato – Comissioner for Agriculture and Forestry and Hafsat Mohammed Baba – Comissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development.
While the new sworn- in Permanent Secretaries are Barrister Abdullahi Sani – Permanent Secretary Cabinet Affairs and Special Services, Habiba Anana Shekarau – Permanent Secretary General Services among others.
Others appointees are Bashir Umar Lere – Director General, Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Abdullahi Bayero – Special Assistant, Abubakar Shehu Giwa – Chairman, Interim Management Committee, Giwa local government and John Hassan – Chairman, Interim Management Committee, Zango Kataf local government.