By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
To revitalize governance and deepen reforms in the education sector in Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai made some personnel adjustments on Tuesday.
A statement issued by the Special Advisor for Media and Communication, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye, said Tuesday that the General Manager of the Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) has been removed and the Secretaries of Education of the 23 local governments have been relieved of their appointments. .
The statement said that Ms Saude Amina Atoyebi has been appointed as CSDA’s interim General Manager, adding that she will “ combine this responsibility with her role as head of the State Social Investment Office until a new general manager is hired through of a contest, publicized process. “”
Adekeye said that “the highest ranking official in the Department of Education of each LGA will act as Secretary of Education until important appointments are announced.”
According to the statement, Saude joined the government in 2015 and has served as Senior Special Assistant (Administration) to Governor El-Rufai, adding that “she was appointed in 2019 as a State Focal Person on Social Investment.”
“Saude started working for Malam Nasir El-Rufai in 2012 as a researcher on his acclaimed budget series. She served as the secretary of the 2015 Kaduna State Transition Committee Finance Subcommittee prior to her appointment as Personal Secretary to the Governor and Senior Special Assistant for Administration.
“In these roles, he has provided support for the operation of the Governor’s Office and, on occasion, has covered the functions of the Principal Private Secretary,” the statement added.
According to Adekeye, “Saude Amina Mohammed, graduated in Economics from ABU Zaria, close to her Wusasa roots, before obtaining a Masters in Advertising and Marketing from Coventry University, UK.”
“He has attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program on Adaptive Leadership and the Agha Khan University Voice of Leadership program,” he added.