Ganduje appoints new commissioner of works, reshuffles cabinet

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed a new commissioner for works and housing more than two months after sacking Muazu Magaji, for mocking the death of Abba Kyari, a former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

DAILY FOCUS reports that the new commissioner, Idris Garba Unguwar Rimi, was inaugurated on Wednesday during the weekly state Executive Council Meeting and subsequently posted to the state’s Ministry of Works and Housing.

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Shortly after Mr Rimi’s inauguration, Mr Ganduje announced the redeployment of three commissioners in the cabinet to new ministries.

Those affected by the redeployment incude:

1. Mahmud Muhammad Dansantsi, moved from Ministry of Commerce to Ministry of Housing and Transport,

2. Barrister M.A. Lawan, moved from Ministry of Housing and Transport to Ministry of Justice,

3. Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar, moved from Ministry of Justice to Ministry of Commerce, and

4. Idris Garba Unguwar Rimi, the newly appointed Commissioner is posted to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure

In his remarks, Mr Ganduje urged the commissioners “to remain committed for the overall development of the state.”

The governor also directed them to continue observing COVID-19 protocols as recommended by health professionals.

“They should make sure that the protocols of hand washing with soap and running water, use of sanitizer, use of face masks and social distancing are obeyed in their offices and homes,” he said.

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