Governor El-Rufai appoints 28-year-old as head of Kaduna investment agency

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has appointed 28-year-old Khalil Nur Khalil as executive secretary of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).

The graduate of the business and economics from the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus, was the investment intelligence director at KADIPA (the youngest person to assume the role in the history of Kaduna) before his recent appointment.

Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to el-Rufai on media also announced other changes in the governor’s cabinet.

The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 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, and human services and social development.

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