El-Rufai Appoints Chief of Staff


John Shiklam in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Sai’du as his Chief of Staff.
Until the appointment, Saidu was the Commissioner for Local Government in the state.

Hadiza Bala-Usman previously held the position before her appointment as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

The appointment of Saidu was announced in a statement Monday by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to the governor .
Saidu, an accountant by profession was born on July 21 1957 and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

He once worked with the state government before joining the defunct National Maritime Authority (NMA).
He joined active politics during the Third Republic as a member of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).
He was the Zonal Chairman and Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) before the party joined a coalition of political parties that founded the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Saidu was the state Secretary of the APC in Kaduna as well as the Secretary General of the Kaduna State Campaign Council of the party for the 2015 general election.