A statement issued in Sokoto by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the appointment followed the retirement of the immediate past Head of Service, Alhaji Bature Shinkafi, who retired from service after reaching the mandatory 35 years in service.
It said the new appointee was born on 1st June 1960 in Kware LGA of Sokoto State. He graduated from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto with a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree and PhD in History.
He joined the unified local government service on April 26, 1988 as Personnel Officer. He transferred to State Service under the then Admin and Home Affairs Department in 1996.
He held a number of Administrative positions in the state which include Sole Administrator Kware LGA, Principal Secretary, Government House, Pioneer Secretary Local Government Pension Board, Executive Secretary State Scholarship Board, among others.
He was appointed as Permanent Secretary on 26th February, 2007.
Similarly, following the recent retirement of some Permanent Secretaries from the state Civil Service, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of the following officers as Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil service. They are:
1. Bande Muhammad Rikina: Born on 19th July 1966, he hails from Rikina in Dange Shuni LGA. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University, USA with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Political Science. His last appointment was Director, State Executive Council.
2. Abubakar Sahabi Bello: Born on 14th October 1964, and hails from Shagari LGA, he hold a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto. Until this appointment, he was the Director of Administration in the state Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
3. Al-Mustapha Othman Ali: Born on 1st July 1963, Al-mustapha is an indigene of Sokoto North LGA. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1988. He last posting was Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the state Ministry of Health.
While congratulating the new appointees, the statement urged them to be innovative and key into the vision of the present administration to provide quality service to the people of Sokoto State.