Despite being in a state of emergency, with the military calling the shots in the state, the Governor of Yobe state, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet with the splitting of Ministry of Education, into Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher education.
This is coming three days after the Governor also declared a state of emergency in the state’s education and the health sectors.
A statement issued by the secretary to the state government, Babagoni Machina revealed that “with the split of Ministry of Education into two, Aji Yerima Bularafa who is the former Commissioner of Youth and social development is to head the Higher Education Ministry while Mohammed Lamin of Transport and Energy, is to take charge of the Ministry of Education.”
The aim of the change according to the statement is to enable them perform in the delivery of education services at all levels.
The incumbent Commissioner of Education, Mala Musti, the statement said has been deployed to the Ministry of Land and Survey, while the former Commissioner, Yusuf Bala Haladu, becomes the new Commissioner for Transport and Energy.
The former Commissioner of Special Duties, Musa Dumbiri, according to the statement, is the Commissioner of Youths and Social Development.
The cabinet reshuffle and deployment takes immediate effect, as it was done to reinvigorate the state civil service, the statement concluded.