Hadiza Bala Usman
The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed Hadiza Bala Usman as his Chief of Staff.
Hadiza is the daughter of the late university don, Dr. Bala Usman, who was well known for his radicalism.
Also appointed were Alhaji Bashir Dabo as Special Assistant, New Media and Mrs. Saude Amina Mohammed as Personal Secretary to the governor.
The appointments were announced monday in a statement by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
According to the statement, the new Chief of Staff who graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in 2000, holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
“Hadiza worked at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) from 2000 until 2004 when she was hired by the UNDP for the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) from October 2004 – January 2008 as a Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Project Implementation.
“In April 2014, she co-founded the global movement #BringBackOurGirls which has been demanding for the rescue of the 219 young girls abducted by Boko Haram from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State,” the statement said.
The statement added further that Hadiza had served in various capacities in the All Progressives Congress (APC) including serving as the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, member APC Strategy Committee and Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organisation.