President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Bitrus Chinoko as the Director-General of the Centre for Management Development, CMD, with effect from April 28, 2020.
In a statement released by the Media Unit of the CMD, on Tuesday in Abuja, said Mr Chinoko had been in acting capacity since February, 2018, when he took over from Dr Kabir Usman who served for two terms of four years each.
The statement noted that until his appointment as DG, Mr Chinoko was the Director of Administration and Human Resources of the CMD.
Mr Chinoko who was born in 1964 at Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State before attending his primary school education in Ibadan, Enugu and Zaria from 1970 to 1976.
The centre said Mr Chinoko attended Government Secondary School Makarfi in Kaduna State from 1976 to 1981, and proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated in 1986 with BSc in International Studies.
He obtained an MSc in Political Science from the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto from 1995 to 1997.
“From 1988 to 1991, he worked in the Sokoto State Civil Service as a Zonal Welfare Officer at the Ministry of Social Development, Youth and Sports; as Deputy in Chief, Rehabilitation Centre for the Mentally Disabled Persons, Kware and as Zonal Social Welfare Officer at Zuru Social Welfare Officer.
“With the creation of Kebbi State in 1991, Chinoko joined the (then new) Kebbi State Civil Service, serving variously as Press Secretary to the State’s Military Governor; Acting Deputy Director, Planning, Research and Statistics at the Ministry of Women Affairs.
“He also served as Press Secretary to the Chairperson, Family Support Programme and Wife of the Military Administrator,” the statement disclosed.
The statement further disclosed that in Sept. 2000, Mr Chinoko joined the Centre and served at the General Services Division as Assistant Chief Planning Officer and later as Chief Planning Officer.
“He moved to the Corporate Affairs Division as Assistant Director and was promoted to Director, Administration and Human Resources in 2011, the statement said.