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JUST IN: El-Rufai nominates Yoruba woman as commissioner in Kaduna



A Yoruba woman, Fausat Adebola Ibikunle was amongst 11 persons who made the first batch of nominees for commissioners in Kaduna State as announced by Governor Nasiru El-Rufai.

The Governor rewarded and promoted his senior special assistant on media, Samuel Aruwan by nominating him as one of the commissioners.

Mr Aruwan announced in a statement that more persons will be announced in a second batch.

He said names of the 11 persons in the first batch have been forwarded to the Kaduna State House of assembly.

The 11 persons nominated with their portfolios are as follows:

1. Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani Ministry of Local Government Affairs

2. Idris Samaila Nyam Ministry of Business, Innovation & Technology

3. Shehu Usman Makarfi Ministry of Education

4. Ibrahim Garba Hussaini Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources

5. Kabir Muhammad Mato Ministry of Sports Development

6. Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa Ministry of Public Works & Infrastructure

7. Samuel Peter Aruwan Ministry of Internal Security & Home Affairs

8. Fausat Adebola Ibikunle Ministry of Housing & Urban Development

9. Mohammed Bashir Saidu Ministry of Finance

10. Hafsat Mohammed Baba Ministry of Human Services & Social Development

11. Aisha Dikko Ministry of Justice

“All the 11 nominees served in various positions in the first-term of the government. Picking insiders is a deliberate decision to enable the nominees hit the ground running and assist the government to achieve its targets for the second term. Every appointee will be subjected to stronger monitoring based on clear terms of reference and key performance indicators. Nominations for the commissioners of Agriculture, Health and Planning & Budget will be forwarded in the second batch”


Samuel Aruwan
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor ( Media & Publicity)
3rd July 2019

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