Kaduna: El-Rufai Appoints Bariatu Mohammed As Head Of Service

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State, Bariatu MohammedKaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has announced the appointment of Bariatu Mohammed as the new Head of Service in the state.

Mrs Mohammed succeeded Alisabatu Dada-Onazi who retired from service on December 31, 2016.

Governor El-Rufai commended the retired Head of Service for her hard work and foresight in driving ongoing reforms in the Kaduna State Civil Service.

He said the government was indebted to her for her resilience towards the success of the staff verification exercise, which he said laid the foundation for the reforms of the service.

Meanwhile, Mrs Mohammed’s appointment was announced in a statement issued on Friday by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan.

The new Head of Service, who hails from Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area, joined the state civil service on August 7, 1984.

She rose to the rank of Permanent Secretary on April 1, 2012.

Until her elevation, Mrs Mohammed was at various times permanent secretary at the Public Service Office, Bureau of Establishments, Management Services and Training, as well as office of the Head of Service.

Gov El-Rufai Retires 20 Permanent Secretaries

Nasir-El-Rufai-Kaduna-GovernorThe Kaduna State Government has announced the retirement of 20 Permanent Secretaries from the State Civil Service, in line with plans to cut the cost of running government.

A statement by a spokesman for the Governor, Samuel Aruwan, said the retirement of the Permanent Secretaries was due to a decision to cut down ministries in the state from 19 to 13.

Mr Aruwan said the development was part of efforts by the current administration to save funds for the development of schools, hospitals, roads and other basic amenities.

According to the statement, some of the standing ministries are; the Ministries of Justice, Agriculture and Forestry Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Others are Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Women Affairs and Social Development, Water Resources, Health and Human Services, Education, Science and Technology, Budget and Planning, Finance, Works, Housing and Transport.

The statement added that the State government also announced the creation of five departments which would be headed by Permanent Secretaries. They are; the Public Service Office; the Bureau of Establishments; Political and Economic Affairs; Cabinet and Security Services and General Services. This will bring the total number of Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service to 18.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed Mr Ezekiel Baba Karik as the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency.

The appointment of Mr Ezekiel Baba Karik, as Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has also been announced.

He was a former vice-chairman of Kaduna South Local Government and an organising secretary in the campaign organisation of All Progressives Congress’ governorship aspirant, Honourable Isah Ashiru, prior to serving as special assistant to Mr Barnabas Yusuf Bala after his emergence as the running mate to El-Rufai. Mr Karik holds Postgraduate Diplomas in Management Studies and Business Administration.