El-Rufai appoints running mate Senior Adviser– Counsellor
Kaduna State Governor Nasir ElRufai has appointed his running mate for the 2019 governorship election, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, as his Senior Adviser-Counsellor.
A statement yesterday from the Government House, Kaduna indicated that the appointment was with immediate effect.
Balarabe is the executive secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
The statement said Balarabe would work from the Government House overseeing key agencies reporting to the governor like the state Pensions Board, KADGIS and KASUPDA, advising the governor on matters of human capital development, and understudying him and the deputy governor in all aspects of governance.
“As Senior AdviserCounsellor she will be at the heart of government, attending meetings of the State Executive and Security Councils. This new responsibility places her within the second echelon of the government, next to the two elected leaders of the executive branch. She will join other senior officials to drive the policy and governance aspirations of the government in the remaining crucial months of the current mandate.