Niger State Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello Reshuffles Cabinet


Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has announced minor changes in his cabinet with the redeployment of the Commissioner for Land and Housing as well as his counterparts in Agriculture and Rural Development and that of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, who announced this in Minna at the end of the State Executive Council meeting, added that there would be more changes in 2017.
According to Vatsa, Governor Sani Bello thanked the Commissioners and all Council members for their cooperation and contributions but expressed dissatisfaction with their performances saying he can only give a pass mark of 60 per cent.
He said: “I commend everyone of you but you must all sit up because 2017 will be a year of fulfilled promises. I can give you a pass mark of 60 per cent but much is expected of you by next year. Everybody must sit up because we must deliver the dividends of democracy to the electorates”.
Governor Bello redeployed the Commissioner for Land and Housing Haliru Zakari Jikantoro to Local Government Affairs, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Aliyu Abdullahi, is to take over from him, while the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kabiru Abbas Musa, is to take over from the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Others are, Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Health Dr. Umar Ibrahim Tiffin, that of Justice Barrister Ndagi Wali and Director, Hospital Management Board, Dr. Makunsidi are to report to the Head of Service for redeployment, while the Director, Planning and Statistics in the Ministry of Health is to resume at the Hospital Management Board.
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