El-Rufai Reshuffles Cabinet


John Shiklam in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday announced a re-assignment of portfolios in the state executive council.

A statement signed by spokesman to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, indicated that the affected involve four ministries.

According to the statement,  Prof. Jonathan Andrew Nok, the erstwhile Commissioner for Health and Human Services, was moved to the Ministry of  Education, Science and Technology, while Dr. Shehu Usman Adamu who initially headed the education ministry was reassigned to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

 The statement added that Mallam Shehu Balarabe was moved  from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, to take charge of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
Aruwan disclosed that el-Rufai has nominated the Chief Resident Consultant of the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Dr. Paul Manya Dogo, for appointment to fill the vacancy in the Ministry of Health and Human Services, as commissioner.

He added that  Dogo’s name would be forwarded to the  state House of Assembly for confirmation.

Meanwhile, according to the statement, the former Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Yau Idris, has returned to his former place of work at  the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency.