PANDEMONIUM IN NIGER STATE AFTER BANDIT ATTACK
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has appointed the recently dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).
The appointment was announced on Tuesday by the media and publicity spokesperson to the governor, Muyiwa Adekeye. It comes in less than 24 hours after Emir Sanusi was dethroned by the Kano State Governor, Ganduje, for various breach of conduct.
The appointment statement reads thus:
Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA. The appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal members senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.
Governor El-Rufai is of the opinion that Kaduna State will benefit from the highly profiled, experienced and intellectually sound expert (Sanusi) who is also highly networked. Recall that Sanusi was the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Muhammad Sanusi II and Governor Nasir El-Rufai
The Governor said Kaduna State is indeed honoured by the appointment of such a highly and reputable professional whom will act a catalyst to drive the state's development.
Mallam El-Rufai further added that he is confident that the new board comprising of Sanusi and other senior officers of the state will significantly push KADIPA to greater heights through the development of new initiatives that will attract local and foreign investments into the state.
The new board of KADIPA comprises of the following members:
Her Excellency, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe Chairman.
His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II Vice-Chairman.
Balarabe Abbas Lawal, Secretary to the State Government.
Bariatu Y. Mohammed, Head of Service.
Jimi Lawal, Senior Adviser-Counsellor.
Aisha Dikko, Attorney-General of Kaduna State.
Idris Nyam, Commissioner, Business, Innovation & Technology.
Fausat Ibikunle, Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development.
Thomas Gyang, Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commission.
Farida Dankaka, KACCIMA.
Amal Hassan, Private Sector.
Hafiz Bayero, MD, Kaduna Markets Development Company.
Altine Jibrin, Director-General, KADGIS.
Umma Aboki, Executive Secretary, KADIPA.
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