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El-Rufai Appoints Chief of Staff




Gov. Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna State, on Monday appointed the co-founder of #BringbackOurgirls, Hadiza Bala-Usman, as his new Chief of Staff.

A statement by his media aide, Samuel Aruwan, also indicated that the governor had appointed two other aides to assist in the running of the new administration.

Bala-Usman, a development expert, had served under various committees of the All Progressives Congress at national and state levels, and was an active member in the campaign to rescue the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new Chief of Staff, had in 2011 contested for the House of Representatives under the defunct Congress for Progressives Change in Musawa/Matazu constituency, Katsina State.

She had also worked with the Bureau for Public Enterprises and UNDP, and is a Director, Good Governance Group (3Gs).

Other appointees were Bashir Dabo, Special Assistant, New Media, and Amina Saude-Mohammed, Personal Secretary to the governor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

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