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El-Rufai appoints Dethroned Emir Sanusi into board of KADIPA

Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State has appointed dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, into the board of the state Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), about 24 hours after he was removed as Emir of the ancient city.

The Governor’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye, announced the appointment in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement read: “Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA. The appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal members senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.

“Governor El-Rufai said that Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles. Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development.

“The Governor also said that he is confident that the new board, which includes the most senior officers of the state will further propel KADIPA to greater success in attracting investments to Kaduna State. He disclosed that the external members have been carefully chosen to further reinforce the investment credentials of the state.

“The new board of KADIPA has the following members:

1. Her Excellency, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe Chairman

2. His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II Vice-Chairman

3. Balarabe Abbas Lawal, Secretary to the State Government

4. Bariatu Y. Mohammed, Head of Service

5. Jimi Lawal, Senior Adviser-Counsellor

6. Aisha Dikko, Attorney-General of Kaduna State

7. Idris Nyam, Commissioner, Business, Innovation & Technology

8. Fausat Ibikunle, Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development

9. Thomas Gyang, Commissioner, Planning & Budget Commission

10. Farida Dankaka, KACCIMA

11. Amal Hassan, Private Sector

12. Hafiz Bayero, MD, Kaduna Markets Development Company

13. Altine Jibrin, Director-General, KADGIS

14. Umma Aboki, Executive Secretary, KADIPA
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his gratitude to members of the reconstituted board of KADIPA for agreeing to serve.”




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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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