By Chris Nomjov
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has embarked on reshuffling his cabinet on the cusp of his one-year anniversary in office. The major change sees the appointment of Usman Alhaji Usman, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ganduje has opted for Usman to replace the erstwhile SSG, Dr. Rabi’u Bichi, who was sacked by Governor.
The cabinet reshuffle was contained in a statement signed by the Kano State Head of Service, Muhammad Na’iya and made available to newsmen in Kano on Saturday.
The news release also contained Ganduje’s appointment of seven new permanent secretaries. They are: Halilu Baba-Dantiye; Usman Bala; and Hajiya Bilkisu Waziri. Similarly, Dr. Saadatu Bala; Danladi Garba; Aminu Mohammed, and Aliyu Sani; were also appointed as new permanent secretaries across parastatals in the state.
Also, the governor approved the immediate redeployment of six permanent secretaries to other ministries. According to the statement, the appointment and redeployment are with immediate effect, while handing and taking over processes should be completed within the next seven days.