Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has terminated the appointment of education secretaries in all the 23 local government areas of the state.
The governor also terminated the appointment of Hussaini Jallo as general manager of Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA).
In a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to the governor on media and communications, el-Rufai noted that the decision is part of efforts to “reinvigorate governance and deepen reforms in the education sector in Kaduna state”.
Saude Amina Atoyebi has been appointed as the acting general manager of the CSDA.
“Mrs Saude Amina Atoyebi has been appointed as the acting General Manager of CSDA,” the statement reads.
“She will combine this responsibility with her role as head of the State Social Investment Office until a new GM is recruited through a competitive, advertised process.
“Saude began working for Mallam Nasir El-Rufai in 2012 as a researcher for his acclaimed budget series. She served as secretary of the finance sub-committee of the 2015 Kaduna State Transition Committee before her appointment as the governor’s personal secretary and senior special assistant, administration.
“In these roles, she has provided support for the running of the Governor’s Office and has sometimes covered the duties of the principal private secretary.
“She has attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Programme on Adaptive Leadership and the Agha Khan University’s Voice of Leadership Programme.”
Meanwhile, the most senior officials in the education department of each of the 23 LGAs have been directed to act as education secretaries, pending the appointment of replacements.
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