El-Rufai appoints 11 new Perm Secs, redeploys 9, retires 3

Kaduna Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday appointed eleven new permanent secretaries .

The governor also redeployed nine permanent secretaries and retired three others.

According to a press statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, three Permanent Secretaries are retired, six redeployed, three retained their positions and eleven new ones appointed.

The new Permanent Secretaries are: Esther Musa Sawok, Ministry of Women Affairs; Mahmud Nuhu Yamusa, Budget and Planning; Esther Tsuwang Christopher, General Services (Office of the SSG); Victoria Galadima, Water Resources; and Musa Adamu, Youth, Sports and Culture.

Others are: Ibrahim S. Jere, Health and Human Services; Nuhu Ishaku Buzun, Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Garba Mamman Snr, Political and Economic Affairs; Mahmud Zailani, Establishment and Service Matters; Kande Nana Bage, SUBEB; and Idris Samaila Nyam, Finance.

Those redployed are: Adamu Mohammed Mansur, from Cabinet Affairs and Security to Education, Science and Technology; Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, from Political and Economic Affairs to Cabinet Affairs and Security; and Ambisa Jonah Adze, from General Services to Civil Service Commission.

Others redeployed include: Bariatu Y. Mohammed, from Establishments, Management Services to Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing; Hauwa Usman Umar, from Women Affairs to Environment and Natural Resources; and Ibrahim Sambo from SUBEB to Local Government.

The statement also said permanent Secretaries who retained their positions are: Lukman Musa, Public Service Office; Abdulkadir A. Kassim, Agriculture and Forestry; and Aishatu Kumbo Mohammed, Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice.

Three permanent secretaries were unlucky as they were retired. Those affected are: Peter K. Bakam, formerly of Budget and Planning, Tijjani Ahmed Yusuf, formerly of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, and Aminu S. Lere, formerly of the Ministry of Finance

Governor El-Rufai thanked the retired Permanent Secretaries for the service they rendered to the state and wished them the best in their future endeavours.

Meanwhile, in order to facilitate the transformation of the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital to a full-fledged Teaching Hospital, Dr. Paul Manya Dogo has been appointed as the Chief Resident Consultant, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.