Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has appointed 28-year-old Khalil Nur Khalil as Executive Secretary of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).
Khalil is a graduate of Business and Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus.
Before his appointment, Khalil was the Investment Intelligence Director at KADIPA, the youngest person to assume the role in Kaduna’s history.
In a statement issued on Monday, Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to the Governor on media announced other changes in the governor’s cabinet.
Adekeye said Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, chief of staff, was redeployed to the planning and budget commission.
Jaafaru Sani, Thomas Gyang, Halima Lawal, Ibrahim Hussaini, Shehu Usman Muhammad, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Kabir Mato and Idris Nyam were assigned to the ministries of environment, works, education, agriculture, local government, business, innovation and sports respectively.
Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa was appointed administrator, Zaria Metropolitan Authority; Muhammad Hafiz Bayero as administrator, Kaduna Capital Territory; and Phoebe Sukai Yayi as administrator, Kafanchan Municipal Authority.
Umma Aboki was appointed as permanent secretary, planning and budget commission; Murtala Dabo as executive chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission; and Abubakar Hassan as DG, Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA).
Tamar Nandul was appointed MD, Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company; and Maimunatu Abubakar, GM, Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA).
There were no changes in the ministries of finance, justice, health, housing and urban development, internal security and home affairs, human services and social development.
El-Rufai has a knack for drafting young people into his cabinet.