by fabulous reporter
The Katsina state governor, Dikko Radda has appointed 14 Special Advisers and nine heads of agencies and parastatals.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ibrahim Kaula, said that the new appointees were to assist in effective running of the state.
“The appointments which are in accordance with Section 208, 2c and 2d of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, are with immediate effect.
“The newly-appointed Special Advisers are Abubakar Ahmadi-Tsanni, Sports and Social Development, Mannir Mu’azu-Ruma, Market Development, Mallam Yusuf Ibrahim, Community Security Watch, and Nasidi Mohammed-Danladi, Community Development.
“Others are Shafi’u Abdu-Duwan, Party Liaison, Ya’u Ahmad, Employment Promotion and Ya’u Gojo-Gojo, Political Affairs.
“Also listed are Shehu Abdu-Daura, Drugs and Narcotics, Nura Saleh-Katsayal, Primary Education, Murtala Isah-Kankara, Assembly Matters, and Mustapha Mahmud, Human Capital Development.
“Nasiru Lawal-Aminu, Infrastructure Development, Alhaji Suleiman Yusuf-Jibia, Livestock and Grazing, and Aminu Lawal, Youth Development,” he said.
He listed the nine newly-appointed heads of agencies and parastatals as: Prof. Sani Abubakar-Mashi, Chairman Board of Internal Revenue, Surajo Yazid-Abukur, Managing Director, Katsina State Roads Maintenance Agency, and Abubakar Matazu, General Manager, Rural Electrification Board.
Also listed are Haruna Musa-Rigoji, to serve as General Manager Katsina State Transport Authority, and Ibrahim Tukur-Jikamshi, Director General, Katsina State Investment Promotion Agency.
Others are, Umar Mammada, Executive Secretary, Drugs and Medical Supplies Agency Secretary, Dr. Sabiu Liadi, General Manager, Katsina State Hospital Services Management Board, and Dr. Abdurrahim Muhammad-Maaji, Chief Physician to the governor.
He added that Garba Dahiru-Bidawa, who was appointed member of Katsina State Electoral Commission, would await confirmation of the State House of Assembly.
Congratulating the appointees, the governor charged them to be honest and just in the discharged of their responsibilities.
“We have a big task ahead and you all must key into our strategic agenda, so as to build the Katsina State of our dream,” he said.