For el-Rufai, Work Has Started, As He Appoints SSG, Media Aide


Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai will not be sworn in until Friday, but he is raring to go and already has plans on the people he would work with, several of them people he has worked with before. He has now appointed Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

A statement by his media aide, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday in Kaduna said Malam Balarabe Abbas-Lawal will be the new SSG, while Malam Salisu Suleiman was appointed El-Rufai’s Principal Private Secretary (PPS).

Mr Abu Musa-Sheyin will serve as Private Secretary to the incoming Deputy Governor, Mr Barnabas Yusuf-Bala, while Bala Yunusa would serve as Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Affairs. The statement said that Samuel Aruwan, who served as El-Rufai’s spokesperson during the campaigns would serve as his Special Assistant on Media.

The incoming SSG had served as El-Rufai’s Chief of Staff when he was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the statement, all the appointments will take effect from Friday, May 29, 2015 once Malam el-Rufai is sworn in as governor.