El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet, appoints 2 new commissioners

Posted by Andrew Agbese, Kaduna | 6 January 2018 | 1,792 times

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reshuffled the state executive council. The changes, according to a statement from the Kaduna Government House, was due to the vacancy created following the death of the Commissioner of Education, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok.

The statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on media, Samuel Aruwan, announced the appointment of two new commissioners, Mrs. Ruth Geoffrey Alkali, for Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Dr. Ibrahim Hamza, for the Ministry of Water Resources.

Three commissioners were moved to new ministries.

They are Dr Manzo Maigari from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism to the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Professor Kabir Mato from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to the Ministry for Local Government, Ja’afaru Sani, from the Ministry for Local Government to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology,  Balabara Aliyu-Inuwa, from the Ministry of Rural and Community Development to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport and Hassan Usman Mahmud, from Works, Housing and Transport to the Ministry of Rural and Community Development.

The statement said Alhaji Shehu Balarabe, Commissioner for Stakeholder Relations in the Governor’s Office, is reassigned as a Commissioner in the Fiscal Responsibility Commission.

Engineer Suleiman Aliyu Lere, former Commissioner of Water Resources, was however dropped.

Source: News Express

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