Katsina State governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, has appointed 14 special advisers and nine heads of agencies and parastatals in the state.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, and made available to journalists in Katsina on Tuesday.
The special advisers are Abubakar Ahmadi Tsanni, sports and social development; Mannir Mu’azu Ruma, market development; 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 Umar Gojo-Gojo, political affairs; Shehu Abdu Daura, drugs and narcotics; Nura Saleh Katsayal, primary education; Murtala Isah Kankara, National Assembly matters; and Mustapha Mahmud, human capital development.
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Also appointed were Nasiru Lawal Aminu as special adviser on infrastructure development; Suleiman Yusuf Jibia, livestock and grazing and Aminu Lawal as special adviser on youth development.
Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi is the newly appointed Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue; Mr Surajo Yazid Abukur, Managing Director, Katsina State Roads Maintenance Agency; Abubakar Matazu, General Manager, Rural Electrification Board; Haruna Musa Rigoji, 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; Dr Sabiu Liadi, General Manager, Katsina State Hospital Services Management Board; and Dr Abdurrahim Muhammad Maaji, chief physician to the governor.
The statement said Garba Dahiru Bidawa, who is appointed as a member of the Katsina State Electoral Commission, would have to wait for his confirmation by the state House of Assembly.