Niger state has its first female Head of Service. She is Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar.
Her appointment was approved by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
He also approved the appointment of the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG) and his Chief Of Staff (COS).
The appointments were contained in a statement by Musa Rogo Ibrahim, Permanent Secretary, Special Duties over seeing General Services.
Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane is the new Secretary to the State Government while Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe is the new Chief of Staff to the Governor.
The statement stated that the appointments of Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe and Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar to these positions is based on merit, proven integrity and outstanding record of performance in their previous assignments.
The Permanent Secretary stressed the SSG, COS and HOS are expected to bring their knowledge, administrative skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of their new assignments by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in them.
“The Governor congratulates them on the appointments and wishes them success and Allah’s guidance in the performance of the arduous duties of their Offices.”
The new Head of Service, Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar is the present Permanent Secretary, Establishment in the Office of Head of Service of Niger State.
The new Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane was the former Head of Service of Niger State and Commissioner of Agriculture while Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe was the immediate past Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. [THE NATION]