Kaduna appoints new A’ General, retires permanent secretaries


kano govKaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru el-Rufa’I has approved the appointment of a new Accountant-General for the state, Alhaji Umar Hassan Waziri.

This is coming just as the state government has retired some top civil servants in a sweeping move to reposition the service for greater efficiency.

The new appointment was contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan on Tuesday.

Aruwan said that “the new Accountant-General is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He studied Accounting at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and graduated in 1995.

Born in Zaria in 1971, Waziri has worked with Shell Petroleum Development Company as internal auditor. He was most recently running his own accounting firm.”

The statement also announced the retirements of Adamu Makadi (permanent Secretary, Local Government), Ibrahim Balarabe Musa (permanent secretary, Youth, Sports and Culture) and Ishaku K. Shekari (accountant-general). They were directed to hand over to the most senior director in their ministries.

The statement added that the governor has expressed the appreciation of the state for the services of the retired officials.

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