Nigeria: Governor El-Rufai Reshuffles Cabinet

By Amos Tauna

Kaduna (Nigeria) — Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, has reshuffled his cabinet.

Two new commissioners have been added to the cabinet, they are Ruth Geoffrey Alkali, to head Ministry for Commerce, Industry and Tourism; and Ibrahim Hamza, to head Ministry for Water Resources.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, says the changes follow the vacancy created by the demise of the late Commissioner for Education, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok.

In the new arrangement, Manzo Maigari is moving from the Ministry for Commerce, Industry and Tourism to the Ministry for Agriculture & Forestry; Kabir Mato is moving from the Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry to the Ministry for Local government; and Ja’afaru Sani is moving from the Ministry for Local government to the Ministry for Education, Science and Technology.

Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa is moving from Ministry for Rural and Community Development to the Ministry for Works, Housing and Transport; Hassan Usman Mahmud is moving from the Ministry for Works, Housing and Transport to the Ministry for Rural and Community Development.

Commissioners retaining their portfolios according to the statement are Umma Hikima, Ministry for Justice; Suleiman Abdu Kwari, Ministry for Finance; Dr. Paul Dogo, Ministry for Health and Human Services; and Muhammed Sani Abdullahi, Planning and Budget Commission.

Others are Amina Dyeris Sijuwade, Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources; Daniel Amuze DanAuta, Ministry for Youth, Sports and Culture; Hafsat Mohammed Baba, Ministry for Women Affairs and Social Development; and

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

According to the statement explained that Malam Nasir El-Rufai has 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 endeavours.

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