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Tambuwal Appoints New Of Service, Three Perm Secs


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Dr. Buhari Bello Kware as the new Head of Civil Service of Sokoto State.

A statement issued in Sokoto by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the appointment followed the retirement of the immediate past Head of Service, Alhaji Bature Shinkafi, who retired from service after reaching the mandatory 35 years in service.

It said the new appointee was born on June 1, 1960 in Kware LGA of Sokoto State. He graduated from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto with a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree and a Doctorate in History.

He joined the unified local government service on April 26, 1988 as Personnel Officer. He transferred to State Service under the then Admin and Home Affairs Department in 1996.

Dr. Kware held a number of Administrative positions in the state which include Sole Administrator Kware LGA, Principal Secretary, Government House, Pioneer Secretary Local Government Pension Board, Executive Secretary State Scholarship Board, among others.

He was appointed as Permanent Secretary on February 26, 2007.

Imam also announced that Governor Tambuwal has approved the appointment of three additional Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil service. They are: Bande Muhammad Rikina, Abubakar Sahabi Bello and Al-Mustapha Othman Ali.

According to the statement, Rikina was born on July 19, 1966,and hails from Rikina in Dange Shuni LGA of the state. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University, USA with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Political Science. His last appointment was Director, State Executive Council.

He stated that Bello was born on  October 14, 1964, and hails from Shagari LGA. According to the statement, Bello hold a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto. Until this appointment, he was the Director of Administration in the state Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

He further disclosed that Othman Ali was born on July 1, 1963,  and is an indigene of Sokoto North LGA; with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1988. He last posting was Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the state Ministry of Health.

While congratulating the new appointees, the governor urged them to be innovative and key into the vision of his administration to provide quality service to the people of Sokoto State.


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