Gov. Zulum Appoints Former Minister As SSG

Gov. Zulum Appoints Former Minister As SSG

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has appointed the former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Bukar Tijani, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

In a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, the Borno governor also reappointed Professor Isa Hussaini Marte as his Chief of Staff.

The statement further conveyed Zulum’s congratulatory message to Tijani, stating that he looks forward to utilizing the former minister’s huge experience for effective and efficient coordination of Government activities especially in the area of agriculture and food security.

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The statement noted that Zulum considered Tijani’s very high level experience from his services as minister from July, 2011 to September, 2013 and as Assistant Secretary-General/Assistant Director-General (ASG/ADG) of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Zulum also congratulated Marte on his re-appointment and looks forward to him resuming office with his proven efficiency in coordinating all affairs of the government house.

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The governor said Marte’s excellent leadership will enable the full attainment of his bold vision that has been substantially achieved during the first term and now being continued with greater zeal.

Professor Marte, who served as Governor Zulum’s Chief of Staff from August 17, 2020 to May 29, 2023, had previously served as Borno State’s commissioner for Higher Education from August 2019  to August 2020.

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He also served as overseeing Commissioner of health in 2021 while being chief of staff. He held both positions under the Zulum administration.

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