Governor Dikko Umaru Raddd of Katsina State has sworn-in 20 commissioners and 18 Special Advisers on Tuesday.
Radda, in a statement released by Radda’s Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, who disclosed the swearing-in follows their confirmation by the state House of Assembly, adding that the new Katsina State commissioners and the SAs will soon be assigned portfolios.
Mohammed said four of the new commissioners – Prof. Badamasi Lawal Charanci, Hamza Suleiman Faskari, Musa Adamu Funtua and Dr. Bashir Gambo Saulawa – had served the administration of former Governor Aminu Bello Masari, adding three ex-Commissioners in Masari’s administration are now Special Advisers.
They are Engineer Yakubu Nuhu Danja, Alhaji Ya’u Umar Gwajo Gwajo and Engineer Mustapha Mahmud Kanti Bello.
The spokesperson said Governor Radda warned the new Commissioners and SAs that his administration would not condone ineptitude and failure on their parts.
“Be aware that we shall carefully monitor your performance, and whosoever fails to live up to expectation in the discharge of his duty, would be shown the exit door. Occasionally, we will be reshuffling your portfolios, to boost quality service delivery to the good people of Katsina,” he said.
In another development, Governor Dikko Umaru Radda, has created two ministries from.
the State Ministry of Education.
Mohammed said the new ministries are for Higher Education, Technical and Vocational, and Basic and Secondary Education.
According to him, Mal. Radda said the measure was in realization of the importance of higher institutions of learning, and the volume of activities going on now at the State Ministry of Education.
He emphasized that splitting the Education Ministry was also intended to make administration of education smooth and effective as well as the delivery of productive knowledge at higher institutions in Katsina.