The new Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Barrister Abdullahi Garba Faskari has been sworn-in by Governor Umaru Dikko Radda.
The governor swore-in Faskari who replaced Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, who had been appointed as a minister by President Bola Tinubu.
Governor Radda expressed gratitude to Faskari, for accepting to serve in this capacity during this challenging time in a statement by the spokesperson of the governor on Tuesday.
The governor said he appointed Faskari due to his dedication and love for the state, adding that the SSG’s vast experience in governance will be a valuable asset in running the affairs of the state.
Dismissing any Governor Radda asserted that he chose the former deputy governor in the best interest of the state to dismiss speculations about external influence on the appointment.
In another development, Governor Radda has stressed the need for collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment to address environmental challenges in his state.
Radda made the call when he visited the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Alh. Ibrahim Yusufu, in Abuja.
He said environmental conservation is one of the areas the international community is paying great attention to, owing to the global threats of climate change, erosion and desertification.
“And some of these challenges are seriously affecting Katsina State,” he said.
Governor Dikko Radda, added that as this falls within the jurisdiction of the Permanent Secretary, who is an indigene of Katsina, the visit is to seek for his support towards addressing environmental challenges in the State.
Responding, Alhaji Yusufu assured Governor Radda of the Ministry’s commitment to work with the Katsina State Government.
“I have used my position to assist Katsina State enjoy some federal government interventions, in the past. For instance, I fast-tracked the N6.2 billion Ruga Scheme to be executed in the State, as well as helping our dear State to get waivers for a Federal Medical Centre and Federal University Dutsinma,” he said.