Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has approved the appointment of four permanent secretaries into the state’s civil service.
The appointees include: Malam Abdullahi Sarkin Danko, who was the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media and Public Affairs.
Others were Hajiya Amina Muhammad Jekada, the incumbent Director-General of the state’s Parks and Gardens; Alhaji Bandado Shehu Bandi, head of department of Fine Arts at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto and Hussaini S. Gobir, a director under the State Universal Basic Education Board.
According to a circular released by the state government on Wednesday, the four administrators were recommended for the appointments as a result of the existence of vacancies “created within the state establishments which needed to be filled for effective service delivery.”
“In this regard, experienced and hard working officers were identified and found worthy for the appointment as Permanent Secretaries,” the circular, signed by the state’s Head of Civil Service, Dr Buhari Bello Kware, stated.
Danko, a 1995 graduate of Education History from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto rose through the ranks from being a reporter to director.
Jekada, who bagged a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria was employed in the state service as a Town Planner in 1992.
Bandi, who began his civil service career in 1988 as Assistant Education Officer has Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degrees in Fine Arts from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Gobir, a Bachelor of Education graduate, joined Sokoto Local Government Education Authority in 1990 and held positions there as Schools Supervisor and Head of Department of Planning.
All the appointments take immediate effect, the circular stated.