Katsina: Gov Radda appoints 14 SAs, nine agency heads

Zakari Isah, Kaduna 

Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has approved the appointment of 14 new special advisers and nine heads of agencies and parastatals.

The appointments are said to be with immediate effect and in accordance with Section 208, 2c and 2d of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

While congratulating the appointees, Radda charged them to be honest and just in 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,” Radda said.

Governor Radda's Chief Press Secretary, who disclosed the development in a statement, gave the list of the new appointees thus:

Special Advisers: Hon. Abubakar Ahmadi Tsanni (Sports & 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).

Others are 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 Katsina 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); 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 (Executive Secretary, Drugs and Medical Supplies Agency) Dr. Sabiu Liadi (General Manager, Katsina State Hospital Services Management Board HSMB); and Dr. Abdurrahim Muhammad Maaji (Chief Physician to Governor Dikko Radda).

Alhaji Garba Dahiru Bidawa, who was appointed as a member of the Katsina State Electoral Commission (KATSIEC), will have to wait for his confirmation by the State House of Assembly.

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