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There was a mild reshuffle in the management of the
Kaduna State Ministry of Finance as Governor Nasir El-
rufai appoints Alhaji Muhammad Bashir, as new
Commissioner in the Ministry.
The Ministry, until this appointment has not had a
substantive Commissioner since the resignation of
Suleiman Abdu Kwari on January 7.
A government statement signed by Governors media
aid, Samuel Arewan Monday disclosed that Alhaji Bashir
Saidu has been appointed as the new Commissioner of
Finance.

Alhaji Saidu is one of the original 13 Commissioners
cleared by the Kaduna State House of Assembly in 2015
and he took the position of Commissioner for Local
Government in the first cabinet. He was appointed Chief
of Staff in December 2016.
Alhaji Saidu’s mandate, according to the statement, is
to restructure and reposition the Ministry of Finance
within the shortest possible time for the challenges of
the second term of the Nasir El-Rufai government.
"He will be assisted in that task by Mr. Idris Samaila
Nyam, the erstwhile permanent secretary in the ministry,
who has been appointed Accountant-General Umar
Waziri, the former Accountant-General, becomes
Managing Director of the Kaduna Investment and
Finance Company. The most senior director in the
Ministry will act as permanent secretary until further
notice," the statement added.
 The government statement also disclosed that Dr.
Salisu Suleiman, the Principal Private Secretary, will
cover the duties of the Chief of Staff in the absence of
Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu.
All the new appointments take immediate effect.

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