Mai Mala Buni, the Governor of Yobe State, has given his approval for the selection of 24 special advisers who will play a pivotal role in assisting him with the management of the state’s affairs.
The announcement of this approval was made through a statement issued in Damaturu on Monday by Shuaibu Abdullahi, the press secretary to the acting Secretary to the State Government.
These appointments have been sanctioned following the consent granted by the State House of Assembly, in adherence to Section 196(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). This constitutional section dictates that the quantity of such advisers should be established by law or through a resolution of the State House of Assembly.
The recently designated Special Advisers are as follows:
1. Dr Kole Shettima (Policy Delivery)
2. Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina (Science Research and Innovation)
3. Gen Dahuru Abdulsalam (retd.) (Security Matters)
4. Usman Adamu Kabarma (Political and Legislative Affairs)
5. Alh. Mohammed Lamin (Basic and Secondary Education)
6. Alh. Mala Musti (Higher Education)
7. Alh. Bukar Dauda (Commerce)
8. Hon Abdullahi Usman Kukuwa (Energy and Transport)
9. Sen. Alkali Abdulkadir Jajere (Agriculture)
10. Hon Yerima Lawan Yunusari (Local Government Affairs)
11. Hon Mohammed Samaila Nguru (Environment)
12. Alh. Mohammed Kadai (Finance)
13. Hon Zanna Ali Machina (Wealth and Job Creation)
14. Hon Wakil Ahmed Sarki (Investment)
15. Barr. Baba Dala (Legal Matters)
16. Hon Bala Ajeje (Rural Development)
17. Hon Abba Gana Tata (Works)
18. Ustaz Baba Gana Malam Kyari (Religious Affairs)
19. Hon Musa Gamcho Tela (Health)
20. Sen. Adamu Garba Talba (Humanitarian Affairs)
21. Hajiya Hajara Ibrahim Potiskum (Women Affairs)
22. Alh. Baffa Maina (Hajj Operation)
23. Hon Kachalla Mai Hassan (Special Duties)
24. Hon Waya Dagari (Information)
As stated in the release, all appointments are effective immediately.
The selection of these Special Advisers aligns with Section 196(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as revised. This section empowers state governors to appoint special advisers who can support them in carrying out their duties.
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