Politics

Katsina Gov appoints 14 SAs, 9 heads of agencies

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

The Katsina State Governor, Dikko Umaru Radda, has approved the appointment and posting of 14 new Special Advisers and 9 Heads of Agencies and Parastatals of the State’s civil service.

A statement by Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, indicates that they are to assist the Governor to run the affairs of his administration effectively saying the appointments was in accordance with Section 208, 2c and 2d of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

The newly-appointed Special Advisers are Hon. Abubakar Ahmadi Tsanni, Sports and Social Development; Hon. Mannir Mu’azu Ruma, Market Development; Mallam Yusuf Ibrahim, Community Security Watch; Hon. Nasidi Mohammed Danladi,
Community Development; Hon. Shafi’u Abdu Duwan, Party Liaison; Hon. Ya’u Ahmad, Employment Promotion; and Rt. Hon. Ya’u Umar Gojo-Gojo, Political Affairs.

The rest include Hon. Shehu Abdu Daura, Drugs & Narcotics; Mallam Nura Saleh Katsayal, Primary Education; Hon. Murtala Isah Kankara, National Assembly Matters; Hon. Engr. Mustapha Mahmud, Human Capital Development; Hon. Nasiru Lawal Aminu, Infrastructure Development; Hon. Suleiman Yusuf Jibia, Livestock and Grazing; and Hon. Aminu Lawal, Youth Development.

The nine newly-appointed Heads of some Katsina State Government Agencies and Parastatals are Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, Chairman Board of Internal Revenue; Engr. Surajo Yazid Abukur, PhD, Managing Director, Katsina State Roads Maintenance Agency, KASROMA; Engr. Abubakar Matazu, General Manager Rural Electrification Board, REB; Alhaji Haruna Musa Rigoji, General Manager Katsina State Transport Authority, KTSTA; and Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur Jikamshi, Director General Katsina State Investment Promotion Agency, KIPA.

Others are Hon. Umar Mammada who will supervise the drugs and Medical Supplies Agency as its Executive Secretary; Dr. Sabiu Liadi is the General Manager, Katsina State Hospital Services Management Board, HSMB; while Dr. Abdurrahim Muhammad Maaji is the Chief Physician to the Governor of Katsina State, and Alhaji Garba Dahiru Bidawa who is appointed as a member of the Katsina State Electoral Commission (KATSIEC) will have to wait for his confirmation by the State House of Assembly.

While congratulating the appointees, Governor Radda charged them to be honest and just while discharging 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.

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