In an effort to inject fresh energy into his administration, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has reshuffled his cabinet.
The Governor assigned new portfolios to some commissioners and senior officials of the state.
A statement on Monday from the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adeleke, revealed that the move is to also enable the commissioners to have a more rounded experience of government, adding that the move is to bring new insights to the government.
The statement noted that eight of the 14 commissioners swapped portfolios.
However, the ministries of Finance, Justice, Health, Housing & Urban Development, Internal Security and Home Affairs and Human Services and Social Development, were not affected by the move.
“Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, the Chief of Staff, returns to the Planning and Budget Commission, the responsibility he held with distinction during Malam El-Rufai’s first term.
“It is the second time that a chief of staff to the governor is being reassigned as commissioner. In 2019, Muhammad Bashir Saidu, then chief of staff, was redeployed to the Ministry of Finance,” the statement read in part.
The commissioners and their new portfolios are Jaafaru Sani, Environment; Thomas Gyang, Public Works and Infrastructure; Halima Lawal, Education, Ibrahim Hussaini, Agriculture; Shehu Usman Muhammad; Local Government; Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Planning & Budget Commission; Kabir Mato, Business, Innovation & Technology; Idris Nyam, Sports Development.