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Governor Radda assigns portfolios to new Commissioners


KATSINA- Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the 20 new Commissioners he swore in on Tuesday.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Dr Bala Salisu-Zango announced this on Thursday in Katsina when he briefed newsmen after the maiden meeting of the State Executive Council.

According to him, Prof. Ahmed Muhammad-Bakori will serve as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Livestock Development, while Associate Prof. Badamasi Lawal will be in charge of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs.

He said: “Alhaji Ishaq Shehu was taken to the Ministry for Religious Affairs, Dr Nasir Mu’azu, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Adnan Nahabu, Commerce, Trade and Investment and Alhaji Aliyu Lawal-Zakari as Commissioner for Rural and Social Development.

“Alhaji Bishir Tanimu-Gambo resumes as Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Hamza Suleiman, Water Resources, Alhaji Musa Adamu-Funtua, Environment and Dr Sani Magaji-Ingawa going to Works, Housing and Transport Ministry.”

Salisu-Zango added that Alhaji Bello Hussaini-Kagara was posted to the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Dr Faisal Umar-Kaita to Land and Physical Planning and Alhaji Isa Muhammad to take care of Special Duties.

In the same vein, Hajiya Hadiza Yar’adua-Tuggar takes charge in the Basic and Secondary Education Ministry, Dr Bashir Gambo, Health and Hajiya Fadila Muhammad-Dikko as Justice Commissioner.

Salisu-Zango said that Alhaji Yusuf Rabiu-Jirdede was posted to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Prof. Abdulhamid Ahmed, Higher, Technical and Vocational Education and Hajiya Zainab Musawa, Women Affairs. (NAN)

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