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Deputy Governor-Elect, Hadiza Balarabe Chairs Kaduna Transition Committee



Following his re-election as Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the constitution of a transition committee to prepare the ground work for his next government, which begins on 29th May 2019.


The Kaduna State Transition Committee 2019 is to be chaired by Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the Deputy Governor-elect of the state.


The Transition Committee, which will be inaugurated next week, has Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal, the Secretary to the State Government, as Vice-Chairman and Muyiwa Adekeye, the Special Adviser- Media & Communication, as Secretary. Alh. Balarabe Abbas Lawal also chaired the APC Kaduna Transition Committee in 2015, with Mr. Adekeye as Secretary.


Samuel Aruwan,Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the governor in a statement said the Transition Committee includes APC State Chairman Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada, the two APC senators-elect from Kaduna State, Suleiman Abdu Kwari and Uba Sani, and Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the Minister of Finance.


Other members include business magnate Alhaji Idris Othman, Husaini Adamu Dikko, a past president of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and Mr. Charles Bonat, a former SSG of Kaduna State who retired as a federal Permanent Secretary. Also on the list are Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed Baba, Commissioner for Women Affairs & Social Development, Professor Kabir Mato, Commissioner for Local Government and Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, the Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commission, who is also a member of the World Bank’s Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement.


The statement further said :”Also on the Transition Committee are APC Kaduna Campaign DG Ben Kure, Campaign Director of Organisation, Dr. Muhammad Sani Bello and former DG of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi. The youth contingent includes Muhammad Hafiz Bayero, Special Adviser-Intergovernmental Relations, and ICT expert Nuradeen Maidoki. Mrs. Stella Amako, senior APC member, and Hajiya Umma Aboki, Executive Secretary of KADIPA, are also on the committee”


“The Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Kaduna State Government are expected to prepare their handover notes and commence briefing the Transition Committee by next week” the statement said.


Members of the Kaduna State Transition Committee, 2019

  1. Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe: Chairman
  2. Balarabe Abbas Lawal: Vice Chair
  3. Muyiwa Adekeye: Secretary
  4. Mohammed Bashir Saidu
  5. Jimi Lawal
  6. Bariatu Y. Mohammed
  7. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
  8. Prof. Kabir Mato
  9. Senator-elect Suleiman Abdu Kwari
  10. Senator-elect Uba Sani
  11. Samuel Aruwan
  12. Ben Kure
  13. Muhammad Hafiz Bayero
  14. Dr. Muhammad Sani Bello
  15. Mohammed Sani Sidi
  16. Ali Haruna
  17. Nasir Aboki
  18. Idris Othman
  19. Charles Bonat
  20. Clement Woje
  21. Chris Umar
  22. Air Cmdr Emmanuel Jekada
  23. Mohammed Shuaibu
  24. Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed Abubakar
  25. Abdullahi Mukhtar
  26. Hafsat Baba
  27. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
  28. Zainab Shehu
  29. Stella Amako
  30. Martins Akumazi
  31. Nuradeen Maidoki
  32. Umar Yaro
  33. Husaini Adamu Dikko
  34. Danjuma Ibrahim
  35. Senator Sani Saleh
  36. Umma Aboki
  37. Umar Waziri
  38. Saidu Adamu.