By Lawal Gwands
Governor Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, has approved the appointment of two more Special Advisers (SAs) and some Heads of Parastatals into key strategic positions within the state government.
These appointments signify a commitment to enhancing governance and fostering development in Katsina State.
The appointments are contained in a statement issued by Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, Chief Press Secretary to the Katsina State Governor.
4th October 2023
Those appointed are ;Usman Abba Jaye who has been appointed as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Chieftaincy Affairs. Hon Abba Jaye will bring to the role a wealth of experience, having previously served as the Chairman for Dutsinma Local Government in Katsina State from 2004 to 2007. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations & Diplomacy and criminology. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and now holding a strategic position in the private sector as a Director, Abba Jaye Construction Company limited.
There is also Aminu Ibrahim Ida, who holds an MSc in Finance from the University of London, who has been appointed as the Special Adviser on Project Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation (SPIME).
Prior to this appointment, he was the Managing Partner of Finlay Consulting.He also served at First Trustees Limited (a subsidiary of FBN Capital) from 2008 to 2012, and at Northbridge Investment and Trust Limited from 2006 to 2008, where he excelled as the Head of Financial Advisory Services, contributing to the development of strategic business plans that attracted crucial investments.
Isyaku Mohammed has also been appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Katsina State Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS).But the appointment is subject to the screening and confirmation of the State House of Assembly.
Mr. Mohammed, a graduate of Political Science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.He will bring his expertise as a Grade Tax and Financial Auditor from his previous role at Management and Tax Consultant s Limited Abuja He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ilorin. A certified National Accountant ( CNA) of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), College of Accounting Jos. He is also a fellow of the Association of Forensic and Investigative Auditors in Nigeria. He also worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 1989 to 2021 rising from the position of Senior Supervisor to a Director in the Internal Audit Department (IAD).He has also worked for FIRS, RMAFC and NDIC among others in the area of tax management.
Bilkisu Suleiman Ibrahim has also been appointed as the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Katsina State Development Management Board.
Bilkisu will bring a wealth of expertise to her new role, holding an Master of Science Degree in Globalisation and Development from the University of London. Before her appointment, Mrs. Ibrahim served as a Disaster Emergency and International Programme Manager, showcasing her dedication to humanitarian efforts and international development from her stint at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), London, United Kingdom among others.
Aisha Aminu has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Katsina State Enterprises Development Agency (KASEDA).
Aisha holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Before her appointment, she served as the Regional Head of Operations (North) at CARS45 Limited and was an active member of the All Progressive Congress, APC Presidential and Gubernatorial Councils of 2019 and 2023.
These appointments reflect the Katsina State Government’s commitment to leveraging the skills and expertise of its citizens to drive growth and development in various sectors. The newly appointed special advisers bring a diverse range of experiences and qualifications to their respective roles, and they are poised to contribute significantly to the advancement of Katsina State.
Governor Radda congratulated them on their appointment s and urged the new appointees to justify the confidence reposed in them. He further admonished them to quickly key into his building your future agenda of his administration.
All appointments take immediate effect.