Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has approved the appointment of Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim as Secretary to the State Government.
Governor Mohammed’s media adviser, Mukhtar Gidado, in a statement said that Kashim’s appointment is with immediate effect. He takes over from Sabiu Baba.
Kashim holds a LL. B, BL, LLM and Masters in Business Administration and various post-graduate certificates in management, administration and economic reform and divestiture from many institutions in the United Kingdom and the United States, according to Gidado.
He hails from the Bauchi Local Government Area of the state. He is a legal practitioner, a former lecturer at Dan Fodio University Sokoto, a public servant and a policy expert. He retired in 2015 as a Director in the Presidency (Bureau for Public Enterprises) where he headed various departments and acted as the Director-General.
Upon retirement, Kashim ran a Consultancy Outfit, Kauthar Resources Nig. Ltd and had consulted for various transport sector committees of both houses of the National Assembly, House Committee on Commercialisation and Privatisation and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council.
He is a registered member of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), a non-profit, non–partisan private sector-led think tank with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, globally competitive economy.
Kashim was appointed as the Pioneer Director General, Bauchi State Bureau for Privatisation and Economic Reforms, an agency set up pursuant to the current Government of Bala Mohammed’s resolve to reform, restructure and grow the economy of the State. During which period he served in various committees and initiated many reforms programmes in the state.
Until his appointment, he was the immediate past Director-General Bureau for Privatisation and Economic Reforms