Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle affecting four commissioners in the state.A statement issued at the state capital by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said the cabinet reshuffling involved four ministries.
According to the statement Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok, erstwhile commissioner of health and human services will be the new man in charge of the ministry of education.
While, Malam Shehu Balarabe is moved from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, to take charge of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources with Dr. Shehu Usman Adamu, the new Commissioner Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
Dr. Yau Idris, resigned from the Government House to join the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency.
The statement read: “Prof. Jonathan Nok has moved to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology from the Ministry of Health and Human Service.
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“Malam Shehu Balarabe is moving from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, to take charge of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
“Dr. Shehu Adamu, former Commissioner of Education, has been reassigned to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
“Under his watch, the government started the rehabilitation of schools, the provision of furniture and the school feeding programme for primary school pupils.
“To fill the vacancy in the Ministry of Health and Human Services, the Governor has nominated Dr. Paul Manya-Dogo as the new Commissioner.
“His name will be forwarded to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for confirmation,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the governor’s aide as saying in the statement.