The Kaduna state Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has sworn in 13 new Commissioners to man ministries in his second term. The Governor had nominated 14 cabinet members to the State House of Assembly but the nominee for the Ministry of Agriculture was rejected by the assembly over his earlier criticism of the El-Rufai administration.
The remaining 13 were however sworn-in amidst jubilation inside the state council chamber of the Government House, Kaduna. The Commissioners sworn-in are: Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, Ministry of Local Government Affairs; Idris Samaila Nyam, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology; Shehu Usman Makarfi, Ministry of Education; Ibrahim Garba Hussaini, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources; Kabir Muhammad Mato, Ministry of Sports Development; Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa, Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure and Samuel Peter Aruwan, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.
Others are: Fausat Adebola Ibikunle, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development;
Mohammed Bashir Saidu, Ministry of Finance; Hafsat Mohammed Baba, Ministry of Human Services and Social Development; Aisha Dikko, Ministry of Justice; Mr. Thomas Gyang, Commissioner for Planning and Budget; Alhaji Hassan Mahmud, Commissioner in the governor’s office for Riots, Damage, Rehabilitation and Resettlement.