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Zulum reshuffles cabinet, days after return from vacation

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Coming back from a 21-day vacation, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has effected what could be described as a minor cabinet reshuffle in the state executive council.

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Recall that Mr Zulum had secured the approval of the State Assembly to proceed on a 21-day vacation, from April 29 to May 19.

During Mr Zulum’s absence from the seat of power, his deputy, Umar Kadafur, acted as governor for the period.

Returning from the break, Mr Zulum redeployed three commissioners in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Danjuma Ali, in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said the Commissioner for Animal Resources and Fisheries Development, Juliana Bitrus has been moved to the Ministry of Health and Human Services.

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The Commissioner for Environment, Lawan Walama moves to the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries Development.

He also said that the Commissioner for Justice, Kaka-Shehu Lawan is to oversee the Ministry of Environment.

In another development, Mr Zulum approved the reconstitution of the board of the Borno Primary Health Care Development Agency with Ahmed Tijani as Chairman.

Mr Ali said that the governor had also approved the appointment of Dr Joseph Jatau as Chairman of the Borno Hospital Management Board with immediate effect.

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Also appointed with immediate effect is Abubakar Suleiman as Acting General Manager of Borno Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA).

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In the same vein, he said, in accordance with section nine (9) sub-section one (1) of Borno Primary Health Care Development Agency Law, 2013, the governor has approved the appointment of Dr Abba Goni as Executive Director State Primary Health Care Development Agency.


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