Tambuwal appoints aide, Danko, 3 others as permanent secretaries

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the appointment of Mallam Abdullahi Sarkin Danko, as permanent secretary in the state civil service.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor,  Muhammad Bello, and made available to journalists on Wednesday.

The statement described that S.Danko, until his appointment, was a Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media and Public Affairs.

The statement also disclosed that other appointees include Hajiya Amina Muhammad Jekada, the incumbent Director-General of the State’s Parks and Gardens

“Others appointed include Alhaji Bandado Shehu Bandi, head of the 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.”

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According to a circular released by the state government, 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 State, rose through the ranks from being a reporter to a 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 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.

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