Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has approved the appointments of officials expected to fill key positions in his administration.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, the governor announced that he had chosen to retain the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal.
He said the SSG was retained in view of his “vast experience in governance” and to assist in the smooth
take-off of the administration.
According to the statement, the governor also retained the services of other senior members of the Nasir El-Rufai administration to provide the link between the two administrations.
They are: Muhammad Hafiz Bayero whowill serve as Senior Advisor Counsellor to the Governor, while Barrister James Atung Kanyip and Chris Umar have been appointed Deputy Chiefs of Staff to the Governor.
He said Dr. Shehu Usman Muhammad and Bulus Banquo Audu were appointed as Counsellors to the Governor.
“The Governor has also approved the appointment of a new Chief of Staff in the person of Sani Liman. The new Chief of Staff is a highly experienced retired intelligence officer and astute administrator.
“He was the immediate past Comptroller of Immigration Service, Kano State Command. Before his deployment to Kano, he was the Comptroller of Immigration Service, Kaduna State Command.”
The Governor has also approved the appointment of Habiba Anana Shekarau as the new Head of Service. Habiba Shekarau, who is the current Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government Affairs has more than thirty years of experience in the Kaduna State Civil Service.
She was Permanent Secretary (General Service), Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission as well as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
He said these appointments were made in recognition of the fact that Kaduna State requires competent hands and knowledgeable people to assist the new administration deliver on its SUSTAIN agenda.
He said the new appointees come to the service with varied experiences, skills and competences.
The governor urged the appointees to see their appointments as a call to duty, adding that the good people of Kaduna state expect results.