El Rufai appoints Chief of Staff, other aides


Femi Adi/Kaduna
Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor
Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed a new Chief of Staff, Special Assistant New Media, and Personal Secretary.
In a press statement signed Monday by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, Hadiza Bala Usman was appointed Chief of Staff.
Hadiza is a well-known figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC) where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key amongst which are: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, member APC Elections Planning Committee, and member APC Strategy Committee. She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council.
Hadiza was born in Zaria where her father, the famous radical historian Yusufu Bala Usman, was teaching at the university.
Dr. Yusufu Bala Usman himself later became Secretary to the Kaduna State government during the Balarabe Musa administration.
Hadiza started her primary education at ABU Staff School, attended ABU Demonstration Secondary School and earned a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 2000.
She later obtained an MA in Development Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, in 2009.
Hadiza worked at the Bureau Of Public Enterprises (BPE) from 2000 until 2004 when she was hired by the UNDP for the Federal Capital Territory Administration [FCTA] from October 2004 – January 2008 as a Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Project Implementation.
Since 2011, she has been Director of Strategy for the Good Governance Group (3G).
In April 2014, she co-founded the global movement #BringBackOurGirls which has been demanding for the rescue of the 219 young girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok Secondary School in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
Hadiza has been internationally recognized for her contributions. Financial Times (FT) named her amongst …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper