From Mohammed Ibrahim, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai has reshuffled the State Executive Council.
According to the state government, the changes followed the vacancy created following the death of the Commissioner of Education, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok.
The governor also appointed two new commissioners to join the reshuffled Kaduna State Executive Council.
In a statement signed by the Governor,s Spokesman Samuel Aruwan made available to newsmen in the state at the weekend, said “ The new commissioners are:
Mrs. Ruth Geoffrey Alkali, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Dr. Ibrahim Hamza, pioneer Director-General of the Kaduna Facility Management Agency (KADFAMA), is appointed for the Ministry of Water Resources.
“ The following Commissioners are assuming new portfolios: Dr. Manzo Maigari is moving from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism to the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry.
“Professor Kabir Mato is moving from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to the Ministry for Local Government.
Ja’afaru Sani is moving from the Ministry for Local Government to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
“Balabara Aliyu-Inuwa is moving from the Ministry of Rural and Community Development to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport.
Others are ”Hassan Usman Mahmud is moving from the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to the Ministry of Rural and Community Development.
Commissioners retaining their portfolios are: Umma Hikima, Ministry of Justice. Suleiman Abdu Kwari, Ministry of Finance.
“ Dr. Paul Dogo, Ministry of Health and Human Services.
“Muhammed Sani Abdullahi, Planning and Budget Commission.
“ Amina Dyeris Sijuwade, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
“Daniel Amuze DanAuta, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Hafsat Mohammed Baba, Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development “Alhaji Shehu Balarabe, Commissioner for Stakeholder Relations in the Governor’s Office, is reassigned as a Commissioner in the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, “ he said.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai also conveyed appreciation for the service rendered to the state by Engineer Suleiman Aliyu Lere, former Commissioner of Water Resources, and wished him well in his future endeavour.