Politics

Perm Secs appointments precede Commissioners’ in Kebbi

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has confirmed the appointment of the Acting Head of Service Alhaji Tanko Musa Magaji into substantive position.

A statement signed by the newly confirmed Head of Service Tanko Musa Magaji also indicates that, there has been a reshuffled of Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service.

Some Permanent Secretaries retained their position others have been deployed to new postings while the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries have also been assigned portfolios.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Hajiya Rafa’atu Noma Hammani will continue to serve in that capacity as well as the Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Umar Yeldu also retained his position.

Those moved to other places are the Permanent Secretary Government House, Garba Umar Dutsinmari now posted to Ministry of Finance, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice Umar Bala Likita goes to Local Government Service Commission in that capacity, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Culture Shu’aibu Alhaji Aliero is now the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, while the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Halima Boyi Dikko has been re-assigned to take-over as Permanent Secretary, Ministry for High Education.

Also on the list are the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Commerce, Fatima Sani Ango has been redeployed to Civil Service Commission, Dr. Isah Muhammad Sama incumbent Permanent Secretary for Higher Education has been moved to Establishment, Pension and Training Department, the Permanent Secretary Cabinet and Political Affairs, Safiyanu Garba Bena is now the Permanent Secretary Special Services Department, while Yakubu Bala Tafida Permanent Secretary General Administration Department takes over as Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries have also been assigned portfolios.

They are Hassan Ibrahim Maigandi is now the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Aminu Haliru Bunza Permanent Secretary Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Ahmad Yarima Permanent Secretary Ministry of Commerce, Sani Muhammad Bunza Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Transport, while Fatima Nasare Mungadi has been posted to Ministry of Environment as Permanent Secretary.

The rest are Aishatu Mohammed Maikurata Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Barrister Abubakar Zaki Lonzon Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice, Fati Sani Udu Permanent Secretary Ministry of Animal Health, Husbandry and Fisheries, while Joel Aiki is deployed to Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as Permanent Secretary.

The new Permanent Secretary posted to the Government House is Aliyu Mustapha Gwandu, Dahiru Zaki is now the Permanent Secretary Cabinet and Political Affairs, Nana Mohammed Zagga is the Permanent Secretary General Administration Department, Garba Hamisu Zuru will remain in the Ministry of Information and Culture as Permanent Secretary, Malami Muhammad Shekare will also continue to steer the affairs of Ministry of Land and Housing as Permanent Secretary, as well as Aisha Usman who remains in the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning as Permanent Secretary.

The statement from the Office of the Civil Service indicates that the postings take immediate effect while affected Permanent Secretaries have been mandated to prepare comprehensive handing over notes and report to their new ministries or departments on or before Tuesday 24th December, 2019.

The Head of Service, Alhaji Tanko Musa Magaji further directed them to forward their handing over notes to his office for record purposes.

Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari

Chief Press Secretary

Government House

19/12/2019

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